Career outlook for accountant - public finance
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help a public organisation to manage its finances so taxpayers know that their money is being spent properly.
You would work for organisations like:
- Government departments
- Local councils
- Housing associations
- The NHS
Your key tasks would be financial reporting and control. You’d need a logical and methodical approach.
- Prepare financial records and statements
- Estimate the cost of new projects
- Review budgets and investments
- Check spending and cash flows
- Allocate money to projects and departments
- Analyse the effectiveness of services to the public
- Manage the organisation's financial systems
- Do internal audits
You would also do presentations to managers and the board that runs the organisation to explain more about its financial situation and management.
It would be useful to know about public policy and business.
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