Accountant

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An accountant is a practitioner of accountancy (UK) or accounting (US), which is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities and others make decisions about allocating resources.

The Big Four auditors are the largest employers of accountants worldwide.[1] However, most accountants are employed in commerce and industry.[2]

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Commonwealth of Nations

In the Commonwealth of Nations, which includes the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,Hong Kong pre 1997 and several other states, commonly recognised accounting qualifications are Chartered Accountant (CA or ACA), Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Chartered Management Accountant and International Accountant (AAIA). Other qualifications in particular countries include Certified Public Accountant (CPA - Ireland and CPA - Hong Kong), Certified Management Accountant (CMA - Canada), Certified General Accountant (CGA - Canada), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA - Australia) and members of the NIA (Australia), and Certified Public Practising Accountant (CPPA - New Zealand).

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