What Role Do Accountants Play in a Company?

Accountant Role Play Company Business

The Role of an Accountant

Many businesses owners realize that hiring an accountant will add value to their business. They understand that accountants bring a valuable skill set to a company and have the potential to keep a company in good financial condition. However, not every business owner understands this; many employers have no sense of what value an accountant can add or even what role an accountant plays in a company.

The primary responsibility of an accountant is to help the company prepare its financial records. He or she is also responsible for ensuring that all records are not only accurate but also that taxes are paid on time. While this could be viewed as a wide scope of what accountants do, their jobs can actually include so much more than what meets the eye.

Here are just a few other roles (according to allbusinessschools.com) which an accountant can play within your company:

  • Examine statements to ensure accuracy
  • Ensure that statements and records comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and guarantee prompt payment
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems to keep up to date
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Improve businesses efficiency where money is concerned
  • Make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits
  • Provide auditing services for businesses and individuals

What role does your accountant play in your business? We want to hear all about it. Leave your comments below and let us know what we’ve missed.

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