Naomi R is an accounts assistant in Ulster Carpet Mills and is also doing an accountancy qualification part time outside of work. Having been brought up on a dairy farm, Naomi learnt about hard work from an early age. Losing her mother to cancer changed her perpectives - "I wouldn't get too hung up on issues that other people would... I've failed exams before and you can always re-sit them. It's not the end of the world. It's only an exam and in the vast scheme of the world there's much bigger issues."
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DescriptionFinancial and accounting technicians work alongside accountants and other financial professionals in managing the financial affairs of organisations.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic requirements. Professional qualifications are available from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. These qualifications can be linked to NVQs/SVQs in Accounting at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Exemptions to professional examinations may be granted to those with certain academic qualifications.
- Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records;
- Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers;
- Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded;
- Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time;
- Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
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