The Role of an Accountant (Short Course)

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This fascinating course examines accountant roles and responsibilities, the duties of specific accountancy personnel and typical accounts management structures or hierarchies.  An introduction to essential accountancy terminology is also provided, along with an overview of several major accounting methods including the double entry system. All study aids and learning resources are included in the initial fee, so there’s not a penny to pay at any time - no strings attached!

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By the end of this Course the learner will be able to:

  • Describe activities of an accountant; and
  • Discuss roles of accounting personnel and the accounting function in an organization. 

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This free Duties and Responsibilities of Accountant covers the following topics:

• Topic 1 - The Role of an Accountant
• Topic 2 - Accounting Personnel
• Topic 3 - Methods of Accounting
• Topic 4 - Differences Between Book-Keeping and Accounting
• Topic 5 - Accounting Terminology



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing