ExecutiveChronicles.com | Do You Need To Be Good At Maths To Study Accounting | A lot of people are afraid to study accounting because they believe that they need to be good at maths. There’s an old saying about accountants which goes something like; “You know accountants can’t do math!”. When it comes to studying accounting, being a math genius is not necessary. If you can add, subtract, do percentages and you are okay with algebra so that you don’t have to remember so many formulas (which isn’t the end of the world if you don’t) you can study accounting. What you need is the understanding and the know-how of basic arithmetic. Accounting is more laws, rules, and system-based. One thing that you have to keep in mind when it comes to accountants is that their salary outlook is pretty great. According to Payscale, the average accounting salary is $50,956. The average salary might be lower or higher in different places. Here’s a list of the skills that you need in order to study accounting: 1. Have confidence in your own abilities to be able to study accounting even if you have just basic arithmetic understanding because in this modern age computers will do the calculations for you. 2. Great organization. In order for you to study accounting, you need great organization skills like being able to do your coursework, must know your data, figures and have a system in place that increases your productivity. You must also be able to make sure you set aside time for research and analysis. 3. Having an eye for detail. As an accounting student, you will have to check that the figures are correct and work. 4. Creativity, you have to be to think outside the box. 5. People skills. Studying accounting means that you will have to deal with people and not just numbers. You will have to learn to communicate with others. Being able to be good with words and explaining financial terms might come in handy. 6. Know double-entry bookkeeping. Spend some time understanding and practicing double-entry bookkeeping. 7. Learn to ask questions. You have to be able to ask a lot of questions and never taking things at face value. 8. Analyzing and interpreting data. You have to be able to make sense after gathering your data and understand the meaning too. 9. Following rules. Accounting is based on rules, tax codes, regulations and standards governing them. If you are a stickler for rules, then you will find studying accounting a pleasure. 10. Be curious. Are you inquisitive? You have to be able to do research, dig deeper and investigate to find the answers. 11. Passion for lifelong learning. You have to be able to enjoy long life learning because being an accountant means that you will have to renew your certification or license. 12. In order for you to study accounting successfully, you have to be able to stick to routine because accounting involves you doing repetitive daily tasks. You must be okay having a structure in your life. 13. Being able to handle high-pressure stress. Being an accountant or studying accounting means that at times you might find yourself in a hot-seat. As you can see, it’s possible for you to study accounting without being a math genius.