Chief accountants typically handle the financial transactions for their company. They are often employed at government agencies, hospitals' billing departments, banks, retail chains, and a number of other establishments. Their day-to-day work typically includes handling tax-related duties, overseeing the business' payroll, collecting and paying bills, handling discrepancies, and maintaining a budget. They may also oversee the work of other accountants as well, checking subordinates' work, providing feedback, and answering questions; they may also play a role in the hiring process and have a say in the accountants hired for their business as well.
Chief Accountant Tasks
Monitor preparation of financial records, statements and reports.
Oversee day-to-day accounting operation activities; manage accountant staff and give technical direction.
Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed, as well as state and federal regulations.