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Chartered and certified accountants

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£18,200 pile of coins

Age 35

£44,200 pile of coins

Age 50

£53,560 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £32,240

What does this career do?

Jobholders in this unit group provide accounting and auditing services, advise clients on financial matters, collect and analyse financial information and perform other accounting duties required by management for the planning and control of an establishment’s income and expenditure.

Typical tasks

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

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. To qualify as an accountant, entrants must undertake a period of training within an approved organisation and successfully complete professional examinations. Exemptions to some professional examinations are available to those with appropriate academic qualifications.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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