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.)
Where They Work
Accountants work in government and in auditing/accounting firms. They may also be self-employed.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.