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You will find it helpful to have previous experience of office work. Temporary work (‘temping’) can be a good way of getting experience that may lead to a permanent job. Computer experience is also useful, particularly in using spreadsheet and database packages like Microsoft Excel and Access.
Above all, you should feel confident with maths and using computers. Employers may prefer you to have at least four GCSEs (A-C) including maths (or a similar level of qualification), although entry requirements may vary.
You would often start as an accounts clerk doing basic accounting duties in a company. You could then take work-based training or a part-time college course to qualify as a technician with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) scheme.
You may be able to miss out on some parts of AAT or CAT training if you already have one of the following:
- AS or A Level in Accounting
- previous relevant work experience in accounting
- an entry-level bookkeeping qualification (see the Accounts Clerk profile).
You may be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship scheme. The range of Apprenticeships available in your area will depend on the local jobs market and the types of skills employers need from their workers.
For more information on financial services Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships, visit the Apprenticeships or Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) websites.
- Financial Services Skills Council
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