Have you ever wondered what an accountant actually does all day? Do they sit in a white-walled room, silent, just clicking away at an old-fashioned calculator?

To make it even more complicated, there are various types of accountants out there; but for the sake of this read, let’s focus on the general accountant and explain exactly what they do on a daily basis to help your business.

They analyse

An accountant sits and analyses your finances to find out what your expenses are and whether they are necessary for the growth of your business. It’s important information to have as there are methods of cutting down a business’ expenses without reducing the efficiency of the workplace.

They calculate

Accountants, as you would imagine, calculate. But the type of calculation to which we’re referring is the calculation of risk for new business ventures and the financial profitability and success of such ventures. Their research and keen insight, and tools, enable them to satisfy business’ goals successfully.

They review

An accountant will review your inventory and look at your sales book to determine how the success of your products or services. They assess whether it is worth the expenditure in keeping a certain product or service if it’s not meeting any targets. In this way, accountants help you focus your resources on what is most likely to make you money.

They plan

Accountants are, by nature, very strategic. They will plan out a detailed roadmap for your business to follow step by step to increase profitability. Their planning is crucial and comes from experience, resources and a lot of research.

They turn debt into profit

Accountants have ways of rectifying debt by enabling or consolidating debt into one main account. By doing this, any money coming through can be divided appropriately and not go all towards the bad debt. It will also give your business a solid and accountable way to repay debts in order to resolve issues and start turning them into profit.

Besides these five things, they do so much more, and it would be highly advisable for any Australian business to consult with an accountant and discover the many important and impactful tasks they can undertake.

For more information, contact Stones Sharp today, one of Melbourne’s most experienced accounting firms.

Shane Borg

Shane Borg


Shane is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and a Chartered Accountant.

Shane’s passion is to consider the clients, the client’s business and taxation affairs with a holistic approach whilst providing business mentoring, business strategies, systems development, taxation advice and taxation planning in order to assist his clients and their business achieve their goals.

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