Summary Accountant in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "accountant" was moved from the group Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) to the group Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 11100).
Find key facts and figures about working as an accountant. The following information is applicable to all Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 11100).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. They are employed by private sector accounting and auditing firms or departments and public sector accounting and auditing departments or units, or they may be self-employed. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Plan, set up and administer accounting systems
- Train staff
- Arrange training for staff
- Ensure accuracy and compliance to accounting standards, procedures and internal control
- Prepare financial information for individuals, departments or companies
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