Hobbies and Interests To Include on a CV for Accountant Jobs

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If you’re a busy Accountant, it’s important to make time for activities which will take your mind off your workload. Having a hobby to practise regularly is a great way to ensure you’re maintaining a healthy work-life balance and gives you a sense of purpose outside of work. 

However, have you ever considered that your hobby could benefit your career by enhancing your skills? Alongside including ACCA or CGMA qualifications on your CV, it could rank you as an outstanding applicant by including it on your CV. With this in mind, here are the best hobbies and interests to put on a CV for an Accountant job.

The best hobbies and interests for your CV for an Accountant job

Four great hobbies and interests to include on your CV are: 

  • Online gaming
  • Reading
  • Running
  • Photography

Online gaming

Online gaming isn’t all about racing cars and fighting villains. Some virtual games, such as Brain Fitness, Daily Sudoku and Codeword are a great way to give your brain a workout. Whether you have to crack a code or solve a puzzle, the strategic thinking these puzzles require gives Accountants the chance to keep their brain active while out of the office.

Brain training games can also improve focus, memory and information retention. This could benefit an Accountant by enabling them to focus for longer periods of time.

When listing online gaming as a hobby, make sure you include that playing these games is keeping your brain active and sharp. Online gaming can often be perceived as a sedentary activity, which is not the impression you would want to give a hiring manager. 


Whether you enjoy reading the tabloids or getting lost in a good book, reading is a great way to broaden your perspective on the world. A broad perspective is an important characteristic for an Accountant to have because you will meet many different people throughout your career. 

By shedding light on human nature and the motives behind people’s actions, reading could enhance your understanding of a client's personal circumstances and how to help them. 

Reading is also a great way to unwind after a busy day at work. The escape from the real world can distract your brain from your workload and reduce stress. By engaging the imagination, reading allows the brain to focus on a single task and therefore enhances relaxation.

If you're looking for a book to broaden your accountancy knowledge, we've compiled 6 books every accountancy professional should read.


Running is not only a great way to care for your physical health, but exercise is also an important part of looking after your mental well-being too. Running is proven to reduce anxiety and depression, which can be caused by work-related stress. 

When you run, your reaction to stressful situations is improved by the increase of blood circulation to the brain, so this is a great hobby for helping a busy Accountant unwind.


Whether you’re snap happy at family events or you take photography seriously, successfully capturing special moments requires you to look beyond the obvious. This is a skill that is highly sought after by hiring managers. 

Photography can benefit Accountants as the analytical skills used before capturing an image can be applied to analysing financial problems. Photography is also a great way to express yourself in a new way. This can help with your general communication skills and will benefit you when it comes to dealing with colleagues and clients.

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Alternatively, why not reach out to one of our specialist consultants who can advise on upcoming positions? We work with hundreds of accountancy practices all over the UK on a range of different positions. 

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