WHAT IS AN ACCOUNTANT?

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What do I need to study to become an Accountant?

Monarch Institute

Work towards your goals and go further in your accounting career with this online Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215).

Monarch Institute

Build vital accounting skills and become a certified bookkeeper with this Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) from Monarch Institute. 

Monarch Institute

Take the next step in your accounting career with this online Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) from Monarch Institute and achieve your goals.

Upskilled

This Diploma of Business (BSB50215) course, available online, will give you the skills and acumen to undertake core business practices.

Edith Cowan University

Build your accountancy, taxation and finance know-how with this comprehensive Master of Professional Accounting from Edith Cowan University. 

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What is an Accountant?

Accountants assess and describe the financial health of a company, organisation or individual using numbers, financial statements and their skills and knowledge of maths, law and taxation.
They can be employed by an accounting firm, a large business with it’s own accounting division or may set up their own practice and work for individuals, helping them with financial decisions, tax returns and other money related concerns.

Working within a company an Accountant monitors and records the movement of money, analysing profits and losses to provide the information needed to evaluate the financial state of the organisation. They are also responsible for performing functions such as audits, tax returns and statement analysis as well as verifying the accuracy of of all monetary transactions to ensure their legality and compliance with current guidelines.

What do Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! do?

  • Formulating budgeting and accounting policies.
  • Carrying out financial investigations, audits and profit and loss analyses
  • Liaising with brokers and financial institutes in order to provide funds management plans.
  • Preparing tax returns for companies, organisations and/or individuals.
  • Monitoring operating costs, income and expenditure.
  • Presenting financial statements and reports regarding taxation, sale of business, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and financial risk assessment.
  • Maintaining accounting books and advising on application of accounting systems and software.
  • Providing tax and financial advice relating to business plans, structures and operations.
  • Ensuring financial and taxation compliance with statutory requirements and governing bodies.

Career snapshot for Accountant

  • The average age of working Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! is 38.
  • 51.80% of Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! are male.
  • 80.60% of Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! work full-time and on average they work around 39.6 hours per week.
  • With A Bachelor Degree or higher, Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! get paid $1,400 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are below average.
  • In 2015 records showed 188,100 employed Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here!.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be strong with employment numbers around 219,300 by 2020.
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