Accountant Job Description

Accountant Job Description

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Accountant provides technical assistance, review work, and ensure bank ledgers and reports produced by the accounting team are complete, accurate and in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal regulations and state law.

Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective accountant job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included accountant job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Reconcile and review fixed asset acquisitions, disposals and transfers to ensure appropriate accounting and balances
Assist accounting team with various ad-hoc reporting requests, account analysis and other duties as needed to support the monthly and quarterly close process
Responsible for various routine accounting duties including general ledger maintenance, preparation of journal entries, and compilation of data for various financial reports
Prepare certain schedules for GAAP reporting
Co-ordinate and ensure proper controls in the Accounts Payable process
Maintain the statutory general ledger
Preparation of Journal entries, supporting schedules and variance analysis
Prepare withholding taxes
Prepare a statement for services from other municipalities
Send and control of corporate cards

Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, MBA, II, FM, CA, ACCA, MRPT, CGA, VAT

Education for Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Auditing, Business/Administration, MBA, Performance, Public Administration, Engineering

Skills for Accountant

Desired skills for accountant include:

GAAP
Excel
SAP
US GAAP
Accounting principles
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Microsoft Excel
Accounting
MS Excel

Desired experience for accountant includes:

Support Senior accountant on the documentation required for the external advisors in completing the financial audit, various tax returns and regulatory filings
Support the Senior accountant on the documentation required for the preparation and filling of monthly and annual tax returns
Support the Senior accountant on the documentation required for the preparation an filling of reports
Exceptional Customer Experience – Understands and anticipates customers’ needs, takes action to meet customer’s needs
Maintain the fixed asset sub ledger system
Prepare required statutory and regulatory reports

Accountant Examples

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Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accountant
  • Prepare journal entries and help ensure that the month-end close process is performed in a timely and accurate manner with a high level of attention to detail
  • Prepare and coordinate the compilation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Interface with Controller and other senior management personnel
  • Prepare/manage the timely issuance of monthly/quarterly financial report packages for local and group management review
  • Complete monthly close activities
  • Develop information tools/management reporting key operating activities
  • Build financial models and manage the analysis, reporting, and monitoring of operating results
  • Recording asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Maintaining and balancing subsidiary accounts to the general ledger by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions
  • Assisting the financial analysis team with expense forecasting and budgeting when needed
Qualifications for accountant
  • Compile and calculate monthly sales commission statements
  • Ensure the station is complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Act rules and regulations
  • Participate in the forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work without supervision
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a business or financial analytical role
  • Proven track record of developing and supporting creation of ad-hoc analysis
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Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accountant
  • Perform monthly bookkeeping and accounting for clients
  • General accounting functions including, journal entries, general ledger maintenance and account reconciliations, and month end accrual preparation
  • Developing and implementing improved accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform other accounting and general office duties as required
  • Provides support in the initiations and review of the accounts payable transactions and settlement
  • Supports the preparation of monthly financial reports, including but not limited to variance analyses and other supporting documents as part of the Month End Binder Schedules
  • Provides support in the preparation of annual financial statements and other supporting documents for the statutory audit and tax filing
  • Supports internal management reporting / analysis or other ad hoc requests
  • Analyze and reconcile Information Technology spending to Business Plan which requires the ability to prepare detailed variance analyses
  • Assist in projecting certain Information Technology ongoing costs which requires a thorough understanding of current Information Technology projects
Qualifications for accountant
  • Flexibility, reliability and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of JDE (SAP by default)
  • Sound business and organizational knowledge, acquired through 2-3 years related work experience
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team where the accuracy and timeliness of data are critical
  • Attention to detail and thorough documentation
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of accounting experience in a large corporation or financial service industry
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Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accountant
  • Consolidation of accounts for Singapore and properties
  • Handle wine purchase payments
  • Wine inventory tracking / reconciliation
  • Preparing journal entries and ensure that the general ledger activity is accurate and complete
  • Monthly preparation, review and analysis of assigned account reconciliations
  • Month end close responsibilities include assisting the accounts payable department with invoice processing
  • Assisting with the preparation of balance sheet
  • Interaction with internal/external auditors and prepare supporting materials during audits and quarterly reviews
  • Assisting with preparation of monthly Focus package to be submitted to firm’s regulatory department
  • Working closely with the Managers and Partners in all aspects of business management
Qualifications for accountant
  • License is preferable
  • Good in Maths
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on their own
  • Functional knowledge in peripheral disciplines like local taxation and statutory requirements PeopleSoft Financials would be strongly preferred
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel, is required
  • Ability to solve routine problems of limited scope and complexity following established policies and procedures to work under very general supervision
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Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accountant
  • Acting as a liaison with external auditors and governmental agencies ensuring compliance with statutory reporting requirements
  • Other responsibilities and initiatives as assigned
  • Book and reconcile Daily Box Office and weekly Ticketmaster activity
  • Assist in preparation, depositing and posting of cash receipts to the GL
  • Responsible for all invoice preparation related to suite & sponsor activity miscellaneous other billings
  • Reconcile and analyze GL accounts including bank accounts, accounts receivable, prepaids, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and other accounts as required
  • Prepare and/or upload various journal entries
  • Assist in reconciliation and processing of check runs as required
  • Ensure compliance with department policies and procedures 404 compliance
  • Cash Monitoring - ensure cash processing for internal and external accounts is accurate and well controlled
Qualifications for accountant
  • Tax Returns (VAT)
  • Min 2.2 Degree
  • Recently Qualified ACCA or CIMA is an advantage
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy/Finance or ACCA equivalent with more than 3 years of finance & accounting experiences
  • Proficiency in written & spoken Mandarin
  • Exposure in Real Estate industry will be advantangeous
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Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accountant
  • Complete internal daily, weekly & bi-weekly fund reporting including liquidity and investment metrics
  • Address ad hoc requests as needed
  • Handle financial reporting and month-end closing
  • Prepare handle full sets of accounts
  • Supervise accounts payable an administrative issues
  • Preparation of Markup revenues
  • Preparation of SISCOSERV (statement for international service)
  • Review the municipality statements
  • Preparation of variance analysis, as required
  • Overseeing the accuracy of inventory including troubleshooting and following up on inquiries
Qualifications for accountant
  • Detailed oriented, good work ethics, high proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Fully competent in Excel, at intermediate to advance level
  • 2+ years of recent or current band touring Accounting experience
  • Strong understanding of Bookkeeping
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, and Word
  • 5+ years of midsize public accounting, mix of tax and financial statement preparation

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