What's it like to be a Company Accountant?
A Company Accountant is responsible for undertaking accounting tasks for a particular organisation.
Tasks and duties
- Analyse company financial data in order to prepare financial reports and cash flow forecasts.
- Maintain fixed asset register, records of assets, tax liability, and profit and loss statements.
- Generate and interpret financial records in order to set and administer budgets within an organisation.
Company Accountants are responsible for undertaking and overseeing monthly and statutory reporting requirements.
Company Accountants work closely with members of management, and need to have a clear and effective communication style to ensure all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the finances of the company.
What can I earn as a Company Accountant?
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How to become a Company Accountant
- Complete a bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting). These are usually three year courses and are open to anyone who is 17 years of age or older and has completed year 12 with the necessary Universities Admission Index.
- Work for three years gathering professional experience in accounting or business and undertake professional development activities each year.
- Complete a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) or a CPA program.