A. Financial Auditors and Accountants examine and analyze journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial record, documents and systems, of an individual, department, company or other establishment to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal practices.
B. Financial Analysts evaluate financial risk, prepare financial forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning capital management and write reports and recommendations.
C. Investment Analysts collect finanical and investment information about companies, stocks, bonds and other investments using daily stock and bond reports, economic forecasts, trading volumes, financial periodicals, securities manuals, company financial statements and other financial reports and publications.
1. Finance and insurance - 35.0%
2. Accounting tax preparation bookkeeping and payroll services - 20.0%
3. Public administration - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 3.0%
5. Retail trade - 3.0%
6. Management scientific and technical consulting services - 3.0%
1. To be a Financial Auditor and Accountant, you need a university degree, the completion of a professional training program approved by a provincial institute of chartered accountants and a membership in a provincial Institute of Chartered Accountants.
2. To be a Financial and Investment Analyst, you need a bachelor's degree in commerce, business administration or economics. A master's degree in finance or in business administration (M.B.A.) may be required. On-the-job training and industry courses and programs are usually required.
3. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate univeristy degree.
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals is $25.00/HR, which is above average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.