Accountants plan, organize, and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, companies, and other organizations.
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.
Certified General Accountant (C.G.A)
Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
Chartered Accountant (C.A.)
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: