Accounting Disciplines: Descriptions and Definitions


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What type of accountant doesn't typically communicate financial information to people or entities outside his organization?

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1. What type of accountant must comply with GASB standards?

2. What type of accountant deals with the fund system of accounting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of different accounting disciplines. You will be quizzed on the responsibilities of each type of accountant.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Accountants who report information to people inside rather than outside an organization
  • The type of accountant who complies with specific standards
  • Accountants who use the fund accounting system
  • Accountants who prepare public financial statements
  • Accountants who verify financial records

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the various types of accountants
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding accounting procedures for public, private and nonprofit organizations
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about accounting in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about accounting, review the accompanying lesson called Accounting Disciplines: Descriptions and Definitions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Supply a definition for accounting
  • Describe various types of accounting
  • Provide examples of what each type of accountant does
  • Discuss basic types of auditing