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WHAT IS
AN
ACCOUNTANT
Leigh Barker
An accountant.. An accountant is a trusted professional whose
career is centred on dealing with money and
figures.
An acco...
As one of
the key
roles in
any
business
As one of the key roles in any business, the
accountant monitors and records the f...
Through
financial
statements
Through financial statements the accountant
assesses the health of a business by using their
...
Duties
performed by
an
accountant
• Examine financial records to ensure that they
are accurate
• Prepare profit and loss s...
Accountants
can
specialise in
various
fields
Accountants can specialise in various fields such
as financial accounting, ma...
Leigh Barker Please note: Prepared by Leigh Barker
Accountant at MWC Group,Tangible Assets,
Portfolio Finance, Gordon andW...
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What is an Accountant - Leigh Barker

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Prepared by Leigh Barker Tangible Assets, Accountant at MWC Group, Portfolio Finance, Gordon and West Pennant Hills. To read in detail about an accountant, visit here: https://goo.gl/n2zBIy

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What is an Accountant - Leigh Barker

  1. 1. WHAT IS AN ACCOUNTANT Leigh Barker
  2. 2. An accountant.. An accountant is a trusted professional whose career is centred on dealing with money and figures. An accountant will assist business to track income, expenditure and assets. In general an accountant is detailed, well organised and good at communications.
  3. 3. As one of the key roles in any business As one of the key roles in any business, the accountant monitors and records the flow of funds and has the responsibility of verifying the accuracy of all transactions ensuring that at all times they are recorded and reported within regulatory guidelines. Accountants obtain certifications from professional bodies and must abide by ethical standards and guiding principles where they practice.
  4. 4. Through financial statements Through financial statements the accountant assesses the health of a business by using their knowledge in areas such as accounting, law, math and finance.The accountant provides this information to business owners who in turn will evaluate business performance over a period of time.
  5. 5. Duties performed by an accountant • Examine financial records to ensure that they are accurate • Prepare profit and loss statements • Prepare the balance sheet and cash flow statements • Prepare and review budgets against actual expenditure • Preparation and lodging of annual tax returns • Establish and maintain accounting procedures • Supervise data entry of financial transactions • Resolve accounting discrepancies • Compile financial information
  6. 6. Accountants can specialise in various fields Accountants can specialise in various fields such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, auditing, tax accounting, government accounting, non profit accounting and international accounting.
  7. 7. Leigh Barker Please note: Prepared by Leigh Barker Accountant at MWC Group,Tangible Assets, Portfolio Finance, Gordon andWest Pennant Hills. Note that all content of this blog is general in nature and anyone intending to apply the information to practical circumstances should seek professional advice to independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstance.

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