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Certified Public Accountant
Provides simple to complex accounting services to individuals or to small or large corporations in areas of finance which may include assurance and attest services, financial accounting, management consulting and performance management, information technology (especially as applied to accounting and auditing), corporate finance (merger and acquisition, initial public offerings, share and debt issuings), financial planning, financial analysis, venture capital, forensic accounting (preventing, detecting, and investigating financial frauds), tax preparation and planning, estate planning, corporate governance, and income tax.
Sets up accounting systems for clients. Prepares and analyzes financial reports including balance sheets, income and loss statements, and tax returns. Records and tracks incoming and outgoing expenditures. Keeps accurate records of clients' costs and their profits and losses to satisfy legal requirements. Utilizes financial records to properly fill out clients' tax returns. Provides consulting work to organizations to handle special problems, giving organizations independent, unbiased advice concerning their finances. Prepares organizations' annual reports that are presented to the stockholders of corporations. Maintains familiarity with tax laws concerning clients' professions or businesses. Communicate well with clients. Discusses clients' financial records with government auditors or Internal Revenue Service officials. May work for an accounting firm or be self-employed. (Source: eDOT Job Description)