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Accountant Chartered Job Description
Chartered accountants are contracted by organizations or private clients to audit accounts, provide financial advice and undertake accounts administration.
Chartered accountants provide financial advice to clients that range from multinational organisations and governmental bodies to small independent businesses.
Accountants often specialise in particular areas of practice, with these areas including audit, management consultancy, recovery, forensic accountancy, taxation, assurance, and corporate finance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Preparing accounts and tax returns
Administering payrolls and controlling income and expenditure
Auditing financial information
Compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements
Analysing accounts and business plans
Providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
Financial forecasting and risk analysis
Dealing with insolvency cases
Negotiating the terms of business deals and moves with clients and associated organisations
Meeting and interviewing clients
Managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines.
Qualifications and Training
Graduates from any academic background can train as a chartered accountant.
Prior experience gained through relevant internships.
Skills and to reflect - on ones own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
Business acumen and interest
Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines
Team working and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in IT
Mathematical ability and knowledge.
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