What is the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper?

There are quite a few differences between bookkeepers and accountants however there are also a few similarities/overlaps so often it can be hard to understand where the line between them starts and finishes – especially because sometimes they can actually be the same person…..OMG this is getting confusing now…..so back to basics. In very general terms an accountant is degree qualified, whereas a bookkeeper isn’t. Bookkeepers do the day...