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Accountants are responsible for managing all the company’s financial reports, ledgers, and books of accounts. There are also responsible for ensuring the accuracy of these reports and their timely dissemination to all relevant stakeholders.
The skills and qualifications for accountants are quite like their counterparts in the finance department. In fact, in smaller companies, the responsibilities might fall under the same department or even to the same person. Accountants need to have a good grasp of the various accounting rules and treatments, tax and regulatory issues, the ability to work with numbers and a good understanding of how to use accounting software. This step-by-step guide will tell you how to achieve those skills so that you can start your career in accounting.