I am studying the ICB Financial Accounting qualification. I was looking at the jobs I can apply for, as mentioned under: “What my title can be” on page 9 of the 2017 Prospectus.
I was wondering, what is a Technical Financial Accountant exactly and what does a TFA do?
Thanks for your question.
A technical financial accountant is a finance professional who is responsible for carrying out various aspects of the accounting function, usually under the supervision of a senior accountant. He also provides accounting and financial management support to a senior accountant, auditor, or financial manager. To work as a technical financial accountant, you can study towards a relevant accounting qualification, such as the ICB National Diploma: Technical Financial Accounting.
A technical financial accountant can work at various levels within an organisation and usually starts at a junior level, and works his way up through gaining experience and earning additional qualifications.
Your duties and responsibilities may include:
- Maintaining financial records
- Preparing financial statements and reports
- Paying invoices
- Filing tax returns
- Assisting with audits
Hope that helps!
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