There is no typical workplace for an accountant in the sense that just about any business has an accountant or uses the services of one. A bigger company may have an accounting department that employs many accountants, and would have a hierarchical structure. Or, there may be only one accountant at a branch office, who might report to a supervisor at the regional or head office. Obviously, the accountant would have access to the company's computer systems, as well as software. The software can be proprietary as well as bought off the shelf.