I want to become an accountant – where to start?

How to become an accountant from scratch?

We present to your attention the article by Tatiana Sufianova, published on economy.studio.

First, you need to pay attention to the exact choice of purpose. Do you want to be an ordinary accountant and work under the direction of a chief accountant, do you want to work in a certain area or are you going to work as a chief accountant? This is very important, so first you need to clearly decide on this. Because the order of education, the material studied, the amount of preparation for future work is connected with this.

Decide where you want to study. Note the following sequence:

  • Courses in your city;
  • Online courses on the Internet;
  • Seminars;
  • Webinars;
  • Printed literature, etc.
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You need to understand what is comfortable and what is not, what should be studied and in what way, as well as the importance of your own choice between these methods for mastering the material.

Try to be patient. The fact is that you need at least a two- or three-month full-time employment schedule in order to sort through all the processes. To become a successful accountant, it is not enough to learn simply how to assign a price (posting), and also correctly press the buttons in the 1C Program or create an invoice. All this is insufficient. Patiently study the following topics:

  • Taxation systems;
  • Types of taxes;
  • Tax audits;
  • Tax liability;
  • Personnel work (basics);
  • Labour inspections;
  • What to do if an account is arrested;
  • How to reduce taxes;
  • How to explain to the management this or that amount of tax;
  • Drawing up tax registers and primary documents;
  • Accounting policies.

Here are some of the main topics that you need to explore. It is impossible to immediately cover everything, remember the laws and understand letters from the tax service and the Ministry of Finance. This is not even necessary.

It is very important to focus and quickly get out of the situation.

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You know how to enter a document into your program, how to use a client-bank, how to print an invoice, how to create an account and make a letter to the tax service. But if you are disturbed by the usual demand from the tax inspectorate, or by a phone call from the state labor inspectorate, this is not a good sign.

Do not forget that you must learn to respond quickly to all changes in legislation, skillfully assess the situation and bring it to the managers in order to become a successful accountant, even without experience.

It is very important that the professionals on your courses refer specifically to these issues. If this is so, then you will not be intimidated by tax audits, the bad mood of the managers, the labour inspector, the employee’s complaints to the prosecutor’s office, the client’s appeal to the court, or the unannounced inspection. I have brought to your attention points that can slow down the work and scare you. If you follow my advice, nothing like this will happen. And if you fully master and are ready for the specified issues, it is then that you will become a successful accountant.

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