Accountants  (NOC 1111)

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Career Description
Accountants plan, organize, and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, companies, and other organizations.

Duties May Include
Accountants perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for an individual, department, company or other establishment,

Examine accounting records and prepare financial statements and reports,

Develop and maintain cost finding, reporting and internal control procedures,

Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records,

Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice,

May act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings,

May supervise and train articling students, other accountants or administrative technicians.

Examples of Titles
Certified General Accountant (C.G.A)
Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
Chartered Accountant (C.A.)
Chief Accountant

Where They Work
Accountants work in government and in auditing/accounting firms. They may also be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s)
Commerce - Accounting; Bachelor; Honours
Bishop's University
Sherbrooke, Québec, CA

Related Program(s)
Accounting (B.B.A.); Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Redeemer University College
Ancaster, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s)
Business-Accounting; Bachelor
BPP University
London, GB

Related Program(s)
Professional Accounting; Bachelor; Honours
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen, GB

Related Program(s)
Accounting with CIMA Online Course; Bachelor; Online

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Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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