Accountants review and analyse financial statements, budgets, financial reports, and business plans in order to check for irregularities resulting from error or fraud, and provide their clients with financial advice in matters such as financial forecasting and risk analysis.  They may audit financial data, resolve insolvency cases, prepare tax returns and provide other tax-related advice in reference to current legislation.

Alternative label

  • accounting technician

  • production accountant

  • accounting supervisor

  • financial accountant

  • head financial accountant

  • certified public accountant

  • bookkeeper

  • account auditor

  • auditor

  • accounting officer

  • financial reporting accountant

  • register accountant

  • cost accountant

Regulatory aspect

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