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An Accountant is a financial services knowledge worker of accounting task.




  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ Retrieved:2015-12-10.
    • An accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, who is responsible for disclosing or providing assurance regarding financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities, and others make decisions on allocations of resources.

      In many jurisdictions, professional accounting bodies maintain standards of practice and evaluations for professionals. Accountants who have demonstrated competency through their professional associations' certification exams are certified to use titles such as Chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant or Certified Public Accountant. Such professionals are granted certain responsibilities by statute, such as the ability to certify an organization's financial statements, and may be held liable for professional misconduct. Non-qualified accountants may be employed by a qualified accountant, or may work independently without statutory privileges and obligations.

      The Big Four auditors are the largest employers of accountants worldwide. However, most accountants are employed in commerce, industry and the public sector. [1]

  1. For example, in 2009 in Ontario, Canada, national firms employed 4,425 Chartered Accountants, which was less than 50% of the members in public practice. (Chartered Accountants in National Firms in Ontario, Canada) With a total membership of 33,146, the national firms only employed about 13% of all Chartered Accountants in Ontario. (Ontario Chartered Accountants demographics) Most of the members are employed in industry, with the majority in small and medium sized enterprises.