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Not just anyone can be an accountant. There are certain qualities which an accountant should have in order to be truly excellent at their job. It is easy to think that accountants only need to have outstanding maths skills. However, this could not be further from the truth. Accountants do not spend their days simply doing addition and subtraction; there are a whole host of tasks that accountants are responsible for.

Becoming an accountant is a lot of hard work from the outset. There are certain skills that are required of accountants that either come naturally or they don’t; one of these is being logical. Critical decisions regularly have to be made and being able to decipher which decision is most logical is paramount.

When it comes to accounting, patience, most definitely, is a virtue. Accounting often consists of much comparing of reports. This can lead to frustration when numbers do not match up. This is why having patience is a prerequisite of being an accountant.

Last, but by no means, least is integrity. Accountants are entrusted with the finances of an individual or business and should, therefore, be people of high morals and values. Accountants should be ethical and understand the importance and responsibility of their job. At Crawfords Accountants Manchester, we guarantee that all our accountants are fully qualified and live up to all the characteristics mentioned above. Put your trust in us and unload the burden of accounting.