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    accounts assistant vs. assistant accountant

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    accounts assistant vs. assistant accountant

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    Job Title:
    Accounts Assistant
    Assistant Accountant
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    So wie ich das verstehe sind beide Positionen nicht das gleiche? Aber wo sind die Unterschiede?
    AuthorKathrin01 May 07, 15:25
    SuggestionBuchhalter
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    Accounts Assistant - Jemand, der in der Buchhaltung hilft.

    Assistant Accountant - Jemand, der für die Buchhaltung Verantwortung hat.
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    Hoffe, das macht Sinn!
    #1AuthorME01 May 07, 15:44
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    An accounts assistant is an employee in the accounts department. It could be a secretarial or clerical position that requires training in bookkeeping or data entry.

    An accountant is a professional position. It requires a degree in accounting or finance, and probably also licensing as a CPA (certified public accountant: US) or CA (chartered accountant: UK). An assistant accountant is a junior accountant.

    I'm curious now about how to express the difference between bookkeeping and accounting in German. Which of the many words in LEO is the most common one for an accountant?
    #2Author hm -- us (236141) 01 May 07, 16:26
    SuggestionBuchprüfer
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    An accountant is a Buchprüfer - in Germany you don't have to have a degree in accountancy for thi - there is no such thing in fact. You can pass an exam after doing a law degree. There must be other ways but I'm not sure (i.e. have a business degree and then pass the exam).
    An auditor is a Wirtschaftsprüfer.
    Bookeeping ist Buchhalter and a bookkeeper is a Buchhalter(in).
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    Hope this helps
    #3Authorbeargirl (325874) 05 May 07, 12:32
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    Actually my "Steuerberater" (incl. degree and all that jazz) in the UK called himself an "accountant".

    @beargirl
    In which part of the world is an accountant the same than a "Buchprüfer"?
    #4Author Ninquelote (274086) 05 May 07, 13:04
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    Aua! Verkaufe ein "than" und tausche gegen "as".
    #5Author Ninquelote (274086) 05 May 07, 13:04
    SuggestionAccountant
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    An accountant is not a "Buchprüfer" but staff who does record cash flows and the value of assets and liabilities. They calculate profits and losses ans so on. But it is not just writing down numbers. They are really in the business of supplying people with informations.

    In German: Bilanzbuchhalter (Management Accountant) oder Buchhalter (Accountant)
    #6AuthorTJO05 May 07, 14:36
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    A Buchprüfer is a Auditor or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    #7AuthorSupporter05 May 07, 14:51
    SuggestionAssistent Kundenbetreuung
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    Account Manager = Kundenbetreuer
    Account Assistant = Assistend kundenbetreuer
    #8Authorll05 May 07, 15:00
     
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