1. General or Staff Accountants
These are accountants who have no specific specialization in any of the sub-disciplines but maintain broad knowledge in accounting. In other words, they are general accounting practitioners. They can cover a wide range of accounting responsibilities like financial statements, maintenance and reconciliation of company accounts, cash management and payroll and HR services.
Staff accountants can help your business grow financially by offering multi-accounting responsibilities since they have knowledge in virtually all areas of accounting.
Auditors are specialized accountants whose duties are to ascertain if all business records are accurately compiled and recorded, review tax payments to ensure accuracy and compliance for business, individual and government entities. A lot of accounting firms in Malaysia and also in other parts of the world engage in auditing services, and it is better to hire an external auditor, i.e. one not associated with the company in question because there will be no bias whatsoever.