A Career as a Chartered Accountant

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Describe the Job/Career The normal title for the job that I chose is a “Chartered Accountant”. The job of a chartered accountant is to provide accounting and business advice to companies and individuals. Chartered accountant may also provide information to clients on tax planning, personal financial planning, corporate finance, and information technology (Job Description). The major skills required for a chartered accountant are communications skills, computer skills, and listening skills. A chartered accountant needs communication skills, as they need to talk with their clients, and need to be able to effectively tell the client the advice they are giving. A chartered accountant needs to have computer skills, as they are constantly…show more content…
The hazards in an office include poor lighting, noise and poorly designed equipment. Also, they need to be careful, so that they have ergonomically built chairs and other furniture. The nature of the work, meaning using computers, can cause pains in the neck, back, eyestrain, and a feeling of irritability (Office Safety). Chartered accountants get many benefits. For example, they get holiday allowance, personal-accident insurance, life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, annual travel insurance, and dental insurance (Accountancy Salaries and Benefits for Graduates). There is a professional organization that chartered accountants can be a part of. This is the CICA or the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, who represent the chartered accountant profession nationally and internationally (About the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants [CICA]). Future Trends One trend that will emerge in the future is that there will be more people wanting to go into this field of business. According to the website “SimplyHired”, since May 2013 there has been an increase in the number of jobs in this field of 166%. This shows that many people want to work for this job in the future (Chartered Accountant Job Trends). Another trend for the accounting profession will be that accountants will be able to cross borders and work with more clients, because of technology
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