Profession Accountant (unqualified)

Accountants set up and maintain accounting systems and prepare financial statements and reports for individuals, departments and organisations.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Tasks accountant (unqualified)

  • Prepare, examine or analyze accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformity to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Develop, maintain and analyze budgets preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Develop, implement, modify and document record keeping and accounting systems making use of current computer technology.
  • Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and direct staff work activities.
  • Survey operations to ascertain financial needs and to recommend, develop or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilisation, tax strategies and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

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