5 Soft Skills Accounting Students Should Develop Now

As you learn to work in accounting, you will undoubtedly hear a lot about specific skills — things like journal entry, invoice tracking, meeting payroll deadlines, or following GAAP standards. But what about the soft skills you'll need in your career? Which intangible skills should you develop in order to be more successful in any accounting environment? Start with these five vital, but often more subtle, soft skills. Communication Accounting is more than just crunching numbers.