You might hire an accountant to:

  • Execute accurate reporting, enabling your department to analyze options and make financial recommendations that align with your company objectives
  • Lead the company in securing its financial information, and that of your customers, and spearhead or participate in special projects as needed within the department, within a broader finance environment, and/or cross-functionally

  • Comply with federal, state, and local financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing compliance, and advising management on needed actions

  • Forecast industry trends, anticipating movements in the market and the interests of consumers

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent in accounting, business accounting, or finance
Working knowledge of accounting software platforms, including [insert specifics]
Five or more years of corporate accounting experience
Proficiency with or passionate about math
Personal integrity; ability to keep customer and company confidences Strong detail and deadline orientation
Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures Extensive knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles in the US)
Experience in audit and international accounting CPA license