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The Accountant is unlocked by researching Finance in the Bureaucracy menu. The Accountant is part of the Administrators group and compiles the finance and Valuation menus in the Reports menu. The accountant allows you to spend more money per day on staff, materials, and objects, as long as your current funds allow it, and allows negative cashflow.


  • Be careful when spending over the daily limit, otherwise you may spend too much and not have money for an emergency. To bad casflow might get you 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. Multiple accountants will speed up research.
  • After researches is done, you can fire all but one.
  • If your expenses greatly increase upon firing your accountant this is likely because you lost your tax breaks. Just hire her back.