Role of Accountant: An accountant performs financial functions related to the collection, accuracy, recording, analysis and presentation of a business, organization or company's financial operations. An accountant has several roles and responsibilities to meet in their job, both in terms of their competence at carrying out accounting practices as well as their ethics and approach to the job. In most cases, accountants use the financial records compiled by bookkeepers to prepare financial statements and reports, and to perform financial analysis. An accountant is one who is engaged in accounts keeping. In addition to playing this general role, different types of accountants perform different, specialised roles.