Accountancy is the process of communicating information about the financial state of an organisation to its stakeholders, usually in the form of financial statements. The broader skill set requires the individual to analyse, interpret and propose solutions to business related problems. Increasingly there is a need to understand and harness the data produced by an organisation in order to drive and manage change.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an Accountant and the standards that are expected within the financial sector. The competition will take the format of a set business case study with accompanying tasks and assessments to be undertaken in the given time period.


The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Math skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Teamwork

  • Effective communication

  • Commercial accumen

  • Problem solving

  • Strong IT skills

  • Customer service skills

Entry criteria

  • This is a team competition
  • There is a maximum of 3 people per team (minimum 2 people per team)
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • There is no age limit for this competition
  • This competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in the finance sector. As such, competitors must be familiar with the core competencies listed above, and meet at least one of the following criteria: undertaking a Level 3 apprenticeship or higher; equivalent qualification (e.g. HND in Accounting); or have completed one these within the past 12 months.

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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