Accountants prepare and organise financial records and statements, and can work within a business or independently. Some of their duties include:
Creating and maintaining accounting procedures
Producing profit and loss statements
Analysing company budgeting and spend
Cooperate and work with auditors (external and internal)
Lodge tax returns
Accountants should be mathematically minded and highly analytical with a care for accuracy and precision. Their attention to detail should be high, and have the willpower and desire to revisit their work to ensure there are no errors present. They should also have great communication skills, and be able to translate their findings and analyses into layman’s terms.
To become an accountant you have to earn a tertiary qualification in accounting. This could be done through a Bachelor or Masters’ of Accounting, a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting, or a Diploma of Accounting.