What does an accountant do?
Accountants work in a wide range of job roles in both financial and management accounting functions. Past and present performance is continuously evaluated so that the organisation’s business operations can be carefully planned and controlled.
As a financial accountant, you provide historical records to comply with legislation. Your tasks will include bookkeeping, financial accounts preparation, taxation, auditing, reporting and communicating, and systems management.
If you go down the management accounting route, you’ll be focused on strategic planning. You can expect to be involved in: budget setting, cost control, strategic planning, performance evaluation, investment appraisal, and systems management.