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The Role And Operations Of Government Accountants

When people think of accountants, government accountants are not the first type
of accountants that come to mind. However, government accountants play an impo
rtant role in the accounting industry. Government accountants have many duties a
nd functions that serve different purposes. These different functions of governm
ent accountants not only help the government, but also protect the public at the
same time. Government accountants work hard to make sure that businesses operat
e honestly and ethically. Government accountants also make sure that the citizen
s within that government are fulfilling their tax obligations. Here is a overvi
ew regarding how government accountants operate.
With businesses, government accountants make sure that a businesses stays comple
tely honest to its investors and to the public. Government accountants do this i
n more then one way. The first way government accountants oversee businesses, is
to cross reference their records to make sure that all of the businesses accoun
tants have reported the businesses finances accurately. This is important, espec
ially for publicly traded companies, because these records can be viewed by the
public or by private investors. If the information is not recorded accurately, o
r if a government accountant sees something that is not right with the business
records, then government accountants can report it and take action. Government a
ccountants also make sure that businesses pay their taxes on time and do not che
at the government with tax evasion. This role of the government accountants keep
s businesses honest with their records and also ensures that the businesses are
paying their taxes to the federal government as they should be.
Government accountants also play important roles with the public. This role not
only includes that the citizens of that government pays their taxes on time, but
also prohibits illegal methods for obtaining money. This is a very important as
pect of government accountants, because like a business, they have the ability t
o check your financial records to make sure that you are also fulfilling your ob
ligation to paying your taxes as well as making your money legally. This helps t
he government fight against illegal income methods and encourages its citizens t
o provide a income from a acceptable way in that society. Because of government
accountants constantly monitoring the public, government accountants can identif
y suspicious activities form individuals and report it. This helps fight against
criminal activities. This service from government accountants also helps the go
vernment obtain as much money as possible from its citizens with such things as
taxes, which helps the government function.
Government accountants play a very important role with businesses, the governmen
t and the public alike. Without government accountants in place, there would be
no financial monitors for the government, resulting in governments facing many p
roblems. Government accountants also play a vital role to ensure the protection
of the the governments and publics best interest. There is no dispute that witho
ut government accountants, there would only be disastrous results. Government a
ccountants help ensure the financial balance and honest financial reporting with
in a government. This is why a governments accountants role is so important and
why it holds a great deal of value to the government.