How to Become an Accountant

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What do I need to study to become an Accountant?

Build vital accounting skills and become a certified bookkeeper with this Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40222) from Monarch Institute.  View course information
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Definition of Accountant

Accountants assess and describe the financial health of a company, organisation or individual using numbers, financial statements and their skills and knowledge of maths, law and taxation.

They can be employed by an accounting firm, a large business with it’s own accounting division or may set up their own practice and work for individuals, helping them with financial decisions, tax returns and other money related concerns.

Working within a company an Accountant monitors and records the movement of money, analysing profits and losses to provide the information needed to evaluate the financial state of the organisation. They are also responsible for performing functions such as audits, tax returns and statement analysis as well as verifying the accuracy of of all monetary transactions to ensure their legality and compliance with current guidelines.

Career Outlook for Accountant

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.


Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.