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2411 ACCOUNTANTS
 


    Accountants advise on accounting matters and perform accountancy services or audits.

    Tasks include -

    (a) advising on, planning and installing budgetary, accounts controlling and other accounting policies and systems;

    (b) preparing and certifying financial statements for presentation to management, shareholders and statutory or other bodies;

    (c) preparing tax returns, advising on taxation problems and contesting disputed claims before tax officials;

    (d) preparing or reporting on profit forecasts and budgets;

    (e) conducting financial investigations in such matters as suspected fraud, insolvency and bankruptcy;

    (f) auditing accounts and book-keeping records;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Accountant

  • Accountant, chartered

  • Auditor


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Assistant, accounting - 3434

  • Bookkeeper - 3433

  • Clerk, accounts -4121


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.