Accountants

(NOC 1111)
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Career Description

Accountants plan, organize, and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, companies, and other organizations.

Duties May Include

Accountants perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for an individual, department, company or other establishment,

Examine accounting records and prepare financial statements and reports,

Develop and maintain cost finding, reporting and internal control procedures,

Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records,

Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice,

May act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings,

May supervise and train articling students, other accountants or administrative technicians.

Examples of Titles

Accountant
Certified General Accountant (C.G.A)
Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
Chartered Accountant (C.A.)
Chief Accountant

Where They Work

Accountants work in government and in auditing/accounting firms. They may also be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Accountancy (BComm) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op
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Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics and Accounting (BA) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on May 15, 2012