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Job Description for Accountant

Accountants help to ensure that firms are run more efficiently, its public records kept

more accurately, and its taxes paid properly and on time. They perform these vital functions by

offering an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services to their clients. These

services include public and government accounting, as well as internal auditing.

Typical Tasks



 Analyzes operations to project future revenues and expenses.

 Develops, maintains, and analyzes budgets, and prepares periodic reports.

 Analyzes records of financial transactions to determine accuracy of entries.

 Prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other financial reports.

 Reports finances of establishment to management, and advises about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

 Develops and documents budgeting and other accounting systems.

 Predicts revenues and expenditures, and submits reports to management.

 Computes taxes owed, ensures compliance with tax requirements, and represents establishment before taxing authority.


 Surveys establishment operations to

ascertain accounting needs.

 Establishes table of accounts, and

assigns entries to proper accounts.

 Audits contracts, and prepares reports to

substantiate transactions.

 Prepares forms and manuals for workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

 Appraises, evaluates, and inventories real property and equipment, and records information.

 Adapts accounting and record keeping

functions to current technology of

accounting systems.

 Directs activities of workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks.

Skills Needed


 Reading Comprehension

 Information Organization

 Management of Financial Resources

 Judgment and Decision Making

 Identifying Downstream Consequences

 Information Gathering

 Problem Identification

 Systems Evaluation

 Solution Appraisal

Accountants are broadening the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial and investment planning,

information technology consulting, and limited legal services.


Beyond the fundamental tasks of

the occupation—preparing, analyzing, and verifying financial documents in order to provide

information to clients—many accountants now are required to possess a wide range of knowledge

and skills.


Public accountants, many of whom are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), generally

have their own businesses or work for public accounting firms. Government accountants and

auditors maintain and examine the records of government agencies and audit private businesses

and individuals whose activities are subject to government regulations or taxation. Accountants

employed by Federal, State, and local governments guarantee that revenues are received and

expenditures are made in accordance with laws and regulations. Internal auditors verify the

accuracy of their organization’s records and check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud