Accountant Assistant Job Description

Accountant Assistant Job Description

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Accountant assistant provides support to the Financial Accounting Manager for financial accounting tasks where required; shadow Financial Accounting Manager during holidays.

Accountant Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Proficiency in verbal and written English and Chinese
Updating and reconciling nominal ledger accounts
Assisting in filing tax returns on ROS as appropriate
Assisting in the monthly reconciliations of company accounts
Assisting in planning, overseeing and finalising weekly, monthly and yearly stock counts
Assisting in forecasting and analysing monthly and yearly sales, direct costs and overheads
Liaising with external Auditors in interim and yearly audits
Ad hoc duties assigned as appropriate
Financial reconciliation of accounts
Processing, reporting, investigation and meeting deadlines

Accountant Assistant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accountant Assistant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ISO, ACCA, ID, SW, AMERICAS

Education for Accountant Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accountant assistant 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, Business/Administration, Accountancy, Economics, Education, Graduate, Associates, Management

Skills for Accountant Assistant

Desired skills for accountant assistant include:

Computer literacy
English
Excel
Accounting software
GAAP
Generally accepted accounting principles
Most importantly PoC Accounting methods
Turkish Tax and Accounting requirements
BST
FLEX / SUN Accounting System / TM1 / Oracle Hyperion Financial Management is preferable

Desired experience for accountant assistant includes:

Previous experience in a multi-site business would be an advantage
Strong technical ability along with excellent interpersonal skills
Month end experience
Knowledge of financial reporting and accounts
Newly qualified accountant with at least 2 - 3yrs accounting experience
This role is replacement in team, for (ENO) within the team due to resignation

Accountant Assistant Examples

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Accountant Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accountant assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant assistant
  • To provide support for internal and external audit work on an ad-hoc basis, identify and implement continuous process improvements
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance with the internal controls, and in particular, procedures covering procurement, travel & entertainment expenditure, taxation, Data Protection and recording of time and attendance data
  • Advising, monitoring and reporting on compliance with Public Procurement Guidelines
  • Managing deductions in respect of staff pension plans and payment of deductions to pension providers
  • Participation in various period end procedures
  • Maintenance of Bank Accounts and period end reconciliations
  • Maintenance of Petty Cash, including cash advances
  • Purchase Ledger invoice and payment processing plus Creditor Statement reconciliation
  • Sales Ledger processing and Credit Control
  • Nominal Ledger journal generation and input
Qualifications for accountant assistant
  • Articulate and clear verbal and written presentation
  • Ability to work with detail but also to stand back and see the big picture
  • Proactive, energetic and willing to learn
  • Experience in using computerized accounting system SAP is a definite advantage
  • Payroll data capture for weekly and bi-weekly cycles
  • Payroll processing for between 100 and 150 employees
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Accountant Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accountant assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant assistant
  • Review draft accounts and cross reference all figures
  • VAT & P30 Returns
  • Prepare pack for AGM to include various reports and analysis
  • Analyse expenditure in certain management companies on a quarterly basis
  • Oversee the payment of Suppliers at the end of each month
  • Prepare meaningful and well written recommendations for inclusion in client correspondence
  • Display substantial progress toward CPA license, including passing the CPA exam as soon as possible
  • Anticipate problems and issues, and keep the senior/manager informed of engagement/project status
  • A competitive remuneration package and merchandise benefits
  • Supportive culture with bespoke in-house training and development opportunities
Qualifications for accountant assistant
  • Positive, can-do work ethic
  • Open to either pratice or commercial backgrounds
  • Must have own transport
  • Must have reliable transportation, , the ability and willingness to travel
  • Satisfactory academic progress in an Accounting program (GPA of 3.2 or greater preferred)
  • A fun, down to earth team environment in our luxury offices in Martin Place, Sydney
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Accountant Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant assistant
  • To serve as the contact person on day to day banking matters
  • Managing and maintaining the online banking system creating and training new users
  • To maintain existing Standing Orders and Direct Debit agreements, performance guarantees and to set up new ones as directed
  • To assist and provide cover for SUN system accounting
  • Perform month end closing activities, including accruals and provision making, fixed asset accounting, perform prepayment amortization
  • Assist in preparation of statutory and regulatory returns
  • Accounts Payable, Vendor record maintenance and payments processing
  • Assistance with the Preparation of monthly financial statements, including P & L and balance sheet
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual compliance reports –GST, tax instalments
  • Assistance with Preparation of all company statutory tax returns
Qualifications for accountant assistant
  • Qualified Accounting Technician or Part Qualified Accountant
  • Third level business or finance qualification
  • Minimum of 2 year’s work in a finance function
  • Assist with preparation of the annual outturn analysis and reporting
  • Monitor monthly expenditure against budget, providing commentaries and recommendations for actions for any variances
  • To reconcile the Core HR system reports with the Oracle GL on a monthly basis, investigating any discrepancies and taking corrective action
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Accountant Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accountant assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accountant assistant
  • Responsibility for adhering to defined management accounting processes set within the team
  • Adhering to the month end timetable
  • Provision of ad hoc support to the Management Accounting Team Leader and Regions Management Accountant
  • Adherence to ‘best in class’ financial controls in accordance with the Group financial policy and Clean Environments procedures and in accordance with the delegated authorities
  • Produce accurate reporting on a weekly, periodic and annual basis, compared to target
  • Provision of financial support and challenge to Operational colleagues
  • Assist in the preparation of company forecasts including budgets which need to be performed in line with company timetables
  • Develop the range of reports to ensure they meet user needs
  • Carry out other duties as directed
  • Assist in the delivery of actual month-end results in line with the timeline communicated by the Group function
Qualifications for accountant assistant
  • Business/Accounting Third level qualification part professional qualifications
  • In conjunction with the Programme Management Office (PMO), establish and manage the necessary budgetary processes and procedures to ensure a smooth transition of project based funding through identification of ‘business as usual’ activity for inclusion in the annual departmental budgetary processes
  • To maintain the Core HR system in line with the agreed budget
  • To be responsible for ensuring that ad hoc suspense accounts are reviewed and cleared to zero on a regular basis
  • To approve orders via Oracle ensuring compliance with financial regulations, agreed budgets and correct codes have been used
  • To request financial codes from the Central Finance Division
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Accountant Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accountant assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accountant assistant
  • Prepare GL analysis and resolve any discrepancies
  • Responsible for full balance sheet reconciliations – investigation & variance analysis
  • Responsible for Income Statement by entity and cost center – investigation & variance analysis
  • Assist with Forecasting – cash and expenses
  • Assist with preparation of Payroll Tax reporting
  • Assist with preparation of Fring Benefits Tax reporting
  • Involvement in GST return preparation and filing
  • Involvement in preparation of annual Statutory accounts and Income Tax return (December year-end)
  • Process received GRNs into IFS, liaising with Procurement and Shared Services to resolve invoice queries
  • Log and process in IFS all requests for manual payments to maintain project performance and mitigate any delays
Qualifications for accountant assistant
  • Prior knowledge in using Oracle Accounting system is required
  • A good understanding of computer based accounting applications
  • 2-3 years experience in the Accounts Payable role is strongly preferred
  • Creative thinker, with an aptitude and desire for driving change and improving processes
  • Team player with enthusiasm to make a contribution to the company
  • Confidence to liaise with and develop relationships with the wider business and senior management

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