Business service accountants normally work in the public sector as an outsourced entity. They perform accounting tasks for their clients, like:
Preparing financial statements
Lodging tax returns
Risk assessment and management
Informing clients of financial irregularities
Taking care of accounts receivable and payable
Like other accounting professionals, business service accountants should have a natural sense of organisation, a grasp on efficiency, and a deep understanding of financial flow and mathematics. However, business service accountants are often working with closely with their clients, and as such need to have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
Business service accountants should have an undergraduate degree or master’s degree in business or accounting, or a diploma of accounting. Because the job is client-facing, it is advisable for professionals in this field to obtain as many qualifications as possible, as the more educated and experienced in this field will gain more trust and respect from their clients.