Accountancy & Taxation

Accountancy & Taxation

Accountants and Tax Specialists are financial experts who advise businesses and individuals. People who work in this sector handle the tricky details of their client’s finances. Every organisation needs accountants, whether it’s a small charity, a bank or a globe-straddling multinational cooperation. Taxes are straightforward for most people, but for businesses that operate in multiple countries, or people who are self-employed, advice on managing tax is extremely important.

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This sector has a range of careers which are highly regarded, offer job security and opportunities for advancement. For most roles in this sector, accuracy and attention to detail are absolutely crucial. Advice from experts on keeping accurate financial records and managing tax is important as there can be legal repercussions if mistakes are made. Accountants and tax experts may sometimes also have an input into business strategy as many of the process-driven tasks have been automated. Large and multinational businesses usually employ full-time staff for this, whereas smaller businesses and self-employed people may buy such service from accountancy firms when needed.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Accountancy & Taxation sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • complying with regulations
  • creating and following processes
  • maths
  • attention to detail
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • project management
  • recording information
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • budgeting

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