Financial auditors and accountants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1111
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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. Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Accountant-controller
  • Accountants Supervisor
  • Accounting Controller
  • Analyst-accountant
  • Assistant Controller
  • Audit Unit Head - Taxation
  • Auditor - Finance
  • Auditor-CA (chartered Accountant)
  • Auditor-chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Auditors Supervisor
  • Bank Branch Accountant
  • Bank Reserves Auditor
  • Bankruptcy Trustee
  • Budget Accountant
  • CA (chartered Accountant)
  • CA (chartered Accountant) Student
  • Certified General Accountant (CGA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CGA (certified General Accountant)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) Student
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA)
  • Chief Accountant
  • Claims Accountant
  • CMA (certified Management Accountant)
  • Computer Audit Specialist
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Accounting Supervisor
  • Departmental Accountant
  • Division Controller - Accounting
  • Field Auditor - Finances
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Control Officer
  • General Accountant
  • Income Tax Adjuster
  • Income Tax Adviser
  • Income Tax Consultant
  • Income Tax Expert
  • Income Tax Investigator
  • Income Tax Specialist
  • Industrial Accountant
  • Industrial Auditor
  • Intermediate Accountant
  • Internal Audit Project Manager
  • Internal Audit Supervisor - Finances
  • Internal Auditor
  • Internal Auditor - Finances
  • Internal Auditors Supervisor - Finances
  • Machine Processing Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Accounting Chief
  • Manufacturing Accountant
  • Plant Accountant
  • Plant Controller
  • Production Accountant
  • Project Accountant
  • Property Accountant
  • Public Accountant
  • Public Accountants Chief
  • Public Accountants Supervisor
  • Reinsurance Analyst
  • Sales Auditor - Finances
  • Senior Accounting Analyst
  • Senior Cost Accountant
  • Senior Intern Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Adviser
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Evaluator
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Expert
  • Tax Specialist
  • Taxation Rulings Officer
  • Accountant
  • Chief Accountant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Income Tax Expert
  • Industrial Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Manager Financial Planning And Analysis
  • Finance Analyst
  • Lead Audit
  • Manager, Assurance And Advisory
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Part Time Night Auditor

Job Duties for Financial auditors and accountants

Financial auditors
  • Examine and analyze journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial records, documents and systems of individuals, departments within organizations, businesses or other establishments to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal controls
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve individual or establishment's accounting and management practices
  • Conduct field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory requirements
  • May supervise other auditors or professionals in charge of accounting within client's establishment.
Accountants
  • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, departments within organizations, businesses and other establishments
  • Examine accounting records and prepare financial statements and reports
  • Develop and maintain cost finding, reporting and internal control procedures
  • Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records
  • Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice
  • May act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings
  • May supervise and train articling students, other accountants or administrative technicians.

Working Conditions for Financial auditors and accountants

Work is performed in a typical office environment.

Required Skills for Financial auditors and accountants

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  • Account Analysis Management
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Records
  • Accounting Systems
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accruals
  • Advising
  • Algorithms
  • Analytics
  • Annual Reports
  • Attention to Detail
  • Audit Schedules
  • Auditing
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Bargaining
  • Big Data
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Process
  • Budgeting
  • Business Acumen
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • Business Process
  • Calculations
  • Cash Management
  • Category Management
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Checklists
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Communications
  • Computer Systems
  • Conciliation
  • Continuous Learning
  • Coordinating
  • Cost Accounting
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Infrastructure
  • Data Sharing
  • Decision Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Diplomacy
  • Due Diligence
  • Economics
  • Employee Relations
  • Equalization
  • Filing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Data
  • Financial Forecast
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Systems
  • Fluent French
  • Focusing
  • Forecasting
  • Formal Learning
  • Functional Management
  • Fundraising
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Google Drive
  • Google Hangouts
  • Human Resource Management
  • Income Statement
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • Internal Auditing
  • Internal Controls
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Management
  • Investment Decisions
  • Investments
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Long-Term Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Management
  • Mapping
  • Master Of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Memos
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office App
  • Office Suite
  • Operational Planning
  • Operational Reporting
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Organizational Skills
  • Payroll Processing
  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Private Equity
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Analysis
  • Process Optimization
  • Procurement
  • Product Innovation
  • Production Process
  • Professionalism
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Management
  • Real Estate
  • Reconciliation
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Relationship Building
  • Relationship Management
  • Remittance
  • Reporting Tools
  • Research
  • Resource Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Service Delivery
  • Social Accountability
  • Spreadsheets
  • Statutory Reporting
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Tax Consulting
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Accounting
  • Templates
  • Time Management
  • Training And Development
  • Trustworthy
  • Upskilling
  • Variance Analysis
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Visualization
  • Work Independently
  • Working Remotely
  • Workplace Safety
  • Written Communication

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