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          Helping you find a career in the management accountant industry

          The job of a management accountant is to help companies make good planning and commercial decisions by giving them financial information and performing account administration.

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          • FAQs
          What does a Management accountant do?

          A management accountant will:

          • Report on financial statements and budgets
          • Complete financial administration
          • Perform internal audits on the company
          • Communicate with other professionals
          • Lead a team of accountants
          • Acquire money for projects
          • Control the company's income and outgoings
          • Develope plans to increase each shareholder's investments
          What skills and interests should an Management accountant have?
          • Verbal and written communication
          • Working interdependently
          • Analytical skills
          • Mathematical skills
          • Attention to detail
          • Excellent knowledge of business
          What hours does a Management accountant typically do?

          Management accountants typically work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but may have to work extra hours towards the end of the month and end of the year, when accounts are most important.

          What environment is a Management accountant based in?

          Most of your time will be spent in an office.

          How much does a Management accountant travel?

          Although you will be working in an office, you can expect some travel to various meetings. For those working in a multinational company there may be opportunities to work abroad.

          How much does a Management accountant get paid?

          Trainee management accountants can expect to earn between £21,000 and £26,000 a year, increasing to between £30,000 and £45,000 once you become qualified.

          Those who go on to reach a senior level can expect between £60,000 and £100,000 a year, with additional bonuses.

          Perks & benefits

          Many companies offer bonuses to management accountants for good performance. These can further supplement your income.

          In addition to this, management accountants are always in demand, so your job security will be high.

          What qualifications does a Management accountant need?

          There are no official education requirements to become a management accountant and there are pathways for school leavers as well as graduates.

          School leavers are able to complete a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.

          For those who come from university, most large companies have graduate schemes which take graduates from any discipline provided they have achieved at least a 2:1.

          However, regardless of your route into the profession, all management accountants must at least be working towards, if not already in possession of, professional accountancy qualifications.

          Useful subjects to study at school & university
          • Accountancy
          • Mathematics
          • Management
          • Business