ⓘ Category:Accountancy occupations


An accountant is a practitioner of accounting or accountancy, which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resource. 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 organizations ...

List of accounting roles

Many accountants in the United States are not certified, particularly those who work in corporate America. Depending on their level in the management functions, and their level in the corporate hierarchy they can be referred to as bookkeepers, accountants, junior accountants, staff accountants, senior accountants, or accounting supervisors. An accountant is a generic term which can refer to any of the below classifications.

Accountant general

The accountant-general was formerly an officer in the English Court of Chancery who received all moneys lodged in court, deposited them in a bank, and disbursed them. The office was abolished by the Court of Chancery Funds Act 1872, with the duties transferred to the Paymaster-General. The accountant-general can also be head or superintending accountant in certain public offices for example Department of the Accountant-General of the Navy.

Accounting analyst

An accounting analyst evaluates public company financial statements. Public companies issue these annual financial statements as required by the Security and Exchange Commission. The statements include the balance sheet, the income statement, the statement of cash flows and the notes to the financial statements. Specifically, the notes to the financial statements contain considerable quantitative detail supporting the financial statements along with narrative information.


An auditor is a person or a firm appointed by a company to execute an audit. To act as an auditor, a person should be certified by the regulatory authority of accounting and auditing or possess certain specified qualifications. Generally, to act as an external auditor of the company, a person should have a certificate of practice from the regulatory authority.

Bank examiner

A bank examiner is a financial professional who has the task of making sure that banks and savings and loan associations are operating legally and safely, in accordance with the bank regulations imposed on these institutions by the chartering level of government. In the United States, they may conduct supervision on behalf of a U.S. government agency, the Federal Reserve System, a state banking authority, for the financial institutions themselves as internal auditors. The main duties of a bank examiner are to ensure that a banks operations are legal and can provide financial stability. A b ...