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The A-Z of Careers and Jobs, 21st Edition by Susan Hodgson

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ACCOUNTANCY

Members of the accounting professions work with many financial matters for business, public bodies and private individuals.

Accountant

Accountants work with and have expert understanding of a wide range of financial questions, issues and procedures. They work in many settings, including small high street accounting firms, local and central government departments, management consultants and for the finance departments of commercial and industrial organisations, from small businesses to global corporations. They deal with matters such as taxation, business forecasting, monitoring financial performance, advising on investments, acquisitions and mergers, and good daily financial management. They also audit the paperwork and computer ...

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