An accountant is the company numbers person who keeps a record of money earned and spent. Whether at a large corporation, small business or nonprofit organization, this role is one of the most important roles in business.
Specifically, accountants determine and maintain payroll, work with auditors, manage billing and policies, and oversee budgets, revenue and expenses. They can take financial information and then analyze it to identify trends and help plan for future growth.
Want to know how healthy a company is? Ask the accountant. It’s the accountant who knows every number and understands every number. No one else has the level of insight into the financial health of a company, organization or individual as does the accountant.
Over 2,000 accounting specialists are employed by the FBI.