An accountant is a person whose job is to perform all the accounting functions in a business. They can work in a variety of businesses, big and small or in an accounting department or individual firm. The role of an accountant varies depending on the company. They work with all departments of the business providing financial information by researching, comparing, evaluating and analysing accounting data, and preparing reports.
An accountant may also be responsible for determining business trends, costs, develop budgets, prepare payments and verify documents to comply with the organisations policies and procedures.
If you are a person who loves working with numbers, can work with many people and their personalities, and love finding out the nuts and bolts of a business then this may be the job for you.
An accountant needs to have strong analytical skills and be computer illiterate as they need to use a range of computer programs such as MYOB and excel. They are expected to work in a strategic role with a strong attention to detail.
An accountant role provides a gateway to working in an environment of your own interest and provides a clear career path with plenty of room for career progression. Accountancy is a profession that is used in any business which provides plenty of opportunities.
- Deadline orientated
- General math skills
- Time management skills
- IT skills