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Accountant

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Accountant

Cost:

$1,000

Daily Wage:

$200

Type:

Administrator

Toughness (HP):

5

Other Information:

  • Required: Warden
  • Required Research: Finance
  • Unlocks Research: Land Expansion
  • Unlocks Research: Extra Grant
  • Unlocks Research: Bank Loan
  • Unlocks Research: Tax Relief

The Accountant is unlocked by researching Finance in the Bureaucracy menu. The Accountant is part of the Administrators group who tabulates financial Reports. The accountant allows you to spend more money per day on staff, as long as your current funds allow it. Having an accountant will also allow you to have a negative cashflow, which allows you to hire more workers, among other things.

Like other administration staff, the accountant needs her own office.

ResearchEdit

Having an Accountant will allow you to access the following research boxes:

  • Land Expansion
    You will become able to increase the size of the map by purchasing adjacent pieces of land (at $5 per square, in blocks of at least 4,000 squares).
  • Extra Grant
    You will be able to accept 3 instead of 2 grants at a time, giving you the chance to finish them earlier
  • Bank Loan
    Unlocking bank loans in the Grants report
  • Tax Relief
    The corporate taxes upon your daily profit are lowered from 30 % to 15 %.
  • Tax Relief -> Offshore Tax Haven
    The corporate taxes upon your daily profit are lowered from 15 % to 1 %.

All of these are very crucial sections to game play, making the Accountant quite powerful.

CostsEdit

  • The Accountant bureaucracy research costs $500 and takes 6 hours to unlock.
  • Each accountant costs $1000 to hire and $200 per day. It's possibly but useless to hire more than one, unless you plan to research the entire accountant's 'research tree' at once.

TipsEdit

  • Allows you to spend over your daily spending limit.
  • Be careful when spending over the daily limit, otherwise you may spend too much and not have money for an emergency. You even might get bankrupt, which is a failure condition in sandbox mode.
  • Getting the Accountant early on is a good decision, as it allows you to hire more staff within the first few days.
  • A good strategy to use when dealing with an accountant is to put her in an isolated office block because she will never need to leave her office. She may want to go to a staffroom, so have one nearby to the office block. This protects her from being killed in a riot, and keeps her out of the way.