Working with numbers – lesson 4

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Working with numbers is an important part of the working effectively in accounting and finance. Accounting Trainees and bookkeepers need to be confident when working with numbers.

Before reading this page you should have read:

Work effectively in accounting and finance – lesson 1

This lesson is a practical guide to working with numbers in accountancy.

Remember we are not training mathematicians. However, a competent accounting trainee will be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide as well as use decimals, fractions and percentages. Accounting Trainees and  bookkeepers should be able to use mental calculations as well as a computers and calculators to perform these numerical skills.

The ability to use your brain ‘does this figure look right?’ is just as important- as the ability to use a calculator or excel spreadsheet program.

To test your knowledge of working with numbers follow this link.

To move on to the next lesson communication at work click here.