What is an accountant?

An accountant provides information about financial records and is involved with the financial side of business.. This involves financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accounting, corporate finance and so on. They have a strategic role in companies as they provide professional and trustworthy advice. They work in many different sectors including public firms, industry and commerce.

The purpose of an accountant is to make sure that records are accurate and up-to-date to ensure effective business choices/decisions.