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Accounting & Business

A career in business could look like being your own boss, working with global companies, start-ups or not-for-profit organisations, or it could look like helping small businesses with their accounts. There are many, many options.

The role of an accountant is also varied; they record, classify, summarise, interpret, and communicate all the financial information about a business which is necessary for that business to run.

Explore the options available to you when you complete one of our business or accountancy courses.

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What can I do with a qualification in Accounting & Business?

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

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£40,039 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Selects and leads a project team.
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed.
  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve.

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£49,035 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.

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£39,637 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Performs other clerical duties not elsewhere classified including preparing financial information for management, proof reading printed material and drafting letters in reply to correspondence or telephone enquiries.
  • Arranges, classifies and indexes publications, correspondence and other material in libraries and offices.
  • Updates and maintains data, correspondence and other records for storage or despatch.
  • Receives and pays out cash and cheques and performs closely related clerical duties.
  • Prepares and checks invoices and verifies accuracy of records.
  • Computes cost of product/services and maintains and balances records of financial transactions.

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Median Salary

£24,292 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.

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Median Salary

£22,442 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.

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Median Salary

£23,302 View more

What can I do with a qualification in Accounting & Business?