A Staff Accountant is an important position in many large businesses. A Staff Accountant aids in preparing financial forms and statements on behalf of the company. In addition to this, a Staff Accountant analyzes financial information and informs management of the best practices the field of accounting. They are valuable additions to the accounting and finance department as they have formal education and training in how to properly apply accounting principles.
Staff Accountants require specialized training and must hold at least a bachelor's degree in accounting. Further certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant license is generally required for high-level positions. Due to the nature of the position, a Staff Accountant must possess both personal integrity and meticulous attention to detail.
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