Role Of CPA

Role of CPA

Public Practice

The practice side of the profession is undertaken by individuals or groups of individuals in partnership, auditing, analyzing the accounts, advising on information and financial structure and systems and agreeing taxation liabilities with Inland Revenue Department are major functions of most practicing firms of CPAs. The services provided by practicing firms of CPAs, however, are more extensive. Today, CPAs in public practice are expected to provide advices on corporate structure and finance. In fact they act as advisers on financial control procedures and to undertake financial advisory, liquidation and company reconstruction work. CPAs with their broad knowledge of taxation also advise on the taxation implications of business and projected investment decisions.

Information Technology

With the advent of the age of Information Technology, companies of all sizes are increasingly reliant on computers. It is to their accountants that management very often seeks their advice on the use of computers for information management purposes. With the advent of the age of Information Technology, companies of all sizes are increasingly reliant on computers. It is to their accountants that management very often seeks their advice on the use of computers for information management purposes.

Financial Services

In the face of growing complexity, change and competition, businessmen need expert financial advice. Financial services have therefore, become a major growth areas, and is also one in which many CPAs are serving. The need for financial services is reflected in the greater demand for the specialization services of merchant banks and other similar financial services organizations. Clients of such services are advised on the merits of particular courses of action; on ways & means to raise finance on the best terms and on the optimum utilization of their existing assets. CPAs advice with their unique training and also expertise in financial accounting and analysis are particularly sought by financial institutions and are highly demanded in the financial services sector.

Management Consultancy

With their wide experience in finance and information systems and their training in the areas of analytical techniques, CPAs act as specialists in firms of management consultants. In fact, many firms of practicing CPAs today operate their own management consultancy divisions. These management consultants have undertaken assignments to provide specialist’s advice on such as business strategy, financial management, personnel administration, information technology, production planning, systems and financial controlWith their wide experience in finance and information systems and their training in the areas of analytical techniques, CPAs act as specialists in firms of management consultants. In fact, many firms of practicing CPAs today operate their own management consultancy divisions. These management consultants have undertaken assignments to provide specialist’s advice on such as business strategy, financial management, personnel administration, information technology, production planning, systems and financial control.

Public Sector Services

The expansion in the responsibilities and financial commitments of government departments and public sector entities in the recent years has led to the growth in the number of appointments for qualified accountants. The increasing interest in the public sector in the area of financial management and control provides great opportunities for CPAs, undertaking appointments such as treasury accountants, finance officers, tax officers of government auditors. The expansion in the responsibilities and financial commitments of government departments and public sector entities in the recent years has led to the growth in the number of appointments for qualified accountants. The increasing interest in the public sector in the area of financial management and control provides great opportunities for CPAs, undertaking appointments such as treasury accountants, finance officers, tax officers of government auditors.

Industry & Commerce

Faced with the competitive and volatile business conditions of the present time, modern industrial and commercial organizations are obliged to adopt new methods, skills and technology to maintain a competitive edge. To such organizations, the CPAs with their thorough knowledge and extensive exposure in financial affairs and business methods are invaluable assets. In industry or commerce & trade, CPAs occupy positions as financial controllers, management accountants, company secretaries or internal auditors. With a qualification which offers great career mobility, CPAs also branch out from the financial sphere into other fields within an organization. Their broad accountancy training enables CPAs to fill appointments in general management, production, sales and marketing as wellFaced with the competitive and volatile business conditions of the present time, modern industrial and commercial organizations are obliged to adopt new methods, skills and technology to maintain a competitive edge. To such organizations, the CPAs with their thorough knowledge and extensive exposure in financial affairs and business methods are invaluable assets. In industry or commerce & trade, CPAs occupy positions as financial controllers, management accountants, company secretaries or internal auditors. With a qualification which offers great career mobility, CPAs also branch out from the financial sphere into other fields within an organization. Their broad accountancy training enables CPAs to fill appointments in general management, production, sales and marketing as well.