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Top Skills you Develop in Accounting

At Canterbury College we currently offer a range of accounting courses for different levels of ability. Pursuing a career in the accounting industry means that you will need to prepare for lots of different types of examinations and qualifications, but to be successful there are other skills that you will need to develop too!

Problem Solving

Most businesses and individuals will want their accountant to be able to both identify and solve problems and discrepancies with their finances.

As an Accountant, you will need to be able to come up with new ideas and processes to ensure that businesses are performing highly and making a profit where necessary.

Customer Service and Good Communication

When working in finance and accounting, you will be collaborating with lots of different types of customers. Strong interpersonal skills are going to make you popular with clients who may not understand accounting as well as you do. So, you’ll need to be friendly, approachable, and efficient to ensure that your clients are happy with the service you are providing.

Openness and Transparency

As an accountant, you will often be asked to make decisions and provide advice on financial situations. Oftentimes, you may come across a situation where you are asked to provide a financial solution to something that is not ethically correct. It is your job to be honest and open with your clients and be transparent about your service.


The world is moving online, and technological systems are taking over processes that humans used to be responsible for. This means that you will now be more likely to be responsible for advising rather executing a process that can now be done automatically.

You will need to be able to be adaptable to different situations and work well with technology too.

At Canterbury College, we offer a wide range of Accounting courses. Whether you are an adult looking to enhance your career and take your skills to the next level, or you are a school leaver looking to take your first step in your educational journey, we have a course for you.

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