What’s the difference between a bookkeeper, an accountant, a chartered accountant, a chartered certified accountant and an auditor?
Bookkeeping: is about recording of financial transactions – a book keeper is the individual who keeps records of all financial transactions within an organisation.
Accountant: gathers analyses and interprets financial information for companies and business. An accountant is vital to the business providing knowledge ans skills to help run a business effectively as well as take good business decisions.
Chartered/Chartered Certified Accountant: is the highest professional qualification in the field of accounting and can hold positions such as financial managers, chief financial officers and chief executive officers.
Auditor: Auditors work hand in hand with accountants and predominantly perform the attest function. This essentially involves the examination and verification of a companies financial statements and accounting records.