What Makes a System Accountant?

A System Accountant (SA) is a jack of all trades and a master of some; prepared to turn his or her hand to any aspect of getting a system live and keeping it running. He or she is trainer, analyst, PM, developer, runner, author, data cleaner, converter, build manager, troubleshooter, lateral thinker, problem solver, explainer, diviner, mind-reader, demonstrator, experimenter, and pioneer.

There is no particular formalised training path for the role of System Accountant, but there are essential elements for anyone wanting to become one.

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