Accountants are qualified practitioners of accountancy or accounting. Accounting could be defined as a disclosure, measurement; verification and provision of financial information that assists others in making informed choices when assigning limited resources.
Accountants prepare assets, liability and capital accounts by producing and analysing information on auditors. Accountants, however, document all financial reporting by entering all accounts data. They recommend resource use by doing analysis of the accounting choices. Even though the key purpose of an accountant is to provide financial details to the management after analysing and researching accounting information, they prepare financial reports and other tasks as shown below:
1. Document all financial transactions of a business by entering the account details.
2. Recommend financial actions, after analysing accounting history.
3. Summarize all of the current financial statuses of an organization by collecting info, preparing profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and other finance related reports.
4. Substantiate and confirm financial transactions and records by auditing reports and documents.
5. Manage accounting activities by planning and recommending financial procedures and policies.
6. Accountants also secure financial info by compiling and completing database backups.
7. Reconciles any business by compiling and analysing account information.
8. Accountants also preserve the financial security of a firm by following the internal controls.
9. Prepare payments by asking for disbursements, after confirming employees documents.
10. Answer financial, procedural questions by researching, compiling and interpreting accounting policies and regulations.
11. Complies financial, legal requirements by going through new and existing regulations, enforcing adherence to the financial requirements, and advises the management on required actions.
12. Works on financial reports by collecting, compiling, analysing, and summarizing account trends and data.
13. Maintain the confidence of customers and workers by keeping the firm’s financial information private.
14. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by going to educational and inspirational workshops, developing personal networks, reviewing professional publications, and by participating in some societies.
15. Contributes to the efforts of the group to complete assigned results.
16. It seems that all the business results are achieved by doing duties.
Some of the essential abilities that accountants need to have include: Accounting, reporting skills, corporate finance, attention to detail, reporting research results, deadline oriented, confidentiality, SFAS Rules, general math skills, time management, data entry management and be fluent in both spoken and written English. Besides accounts specific tasks, accountants just like any other expert also have to be neat, assertive, have fantastic professional relations and have the interest of the company at heart.