The following skills and personal qualities are sought after by companies looking to hire trainee accountants
Qualifications awarded by a professional body are important to finding work in this field
Find out more about these qualifications in the Training section
Chartered Accountancy jobs often require 280-300 UCAS points, and a 2.1 degree
Requirements are lower for accountancy technician work
Most finance jobs will include some form of test of your abilities
Keeping up with financial news can help you prepare to work in this sector. Here are some websites you might want to use
UCAS defines commercial awareness as understanding "...the economics of the business. Understands the business benefits and commercial realities from both the organisation's and the customer's perspectives"