Accountant, Associate Job Description

Accountant, Associate Job Description

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Accountant, associate provides accurate data for external audits using generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.

Accountant, Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Compile data for accounting and financial reporting
Transactional analysis to ensure amounts being paid and incurred are accurate for the protection of Company assets
Maintain the accuracy and integrity of accounting inputs to the General Ledger and related reporting systems to ensure compliance to GAAP, statutory and corporate requirements
Analysis of various balance sheet accounts
Analysis of various roll forward accounts
Ad-hoc reports and analysis
Provide services pertaining to accounting, bookkeeping or payroll
Prepare daily journal entries analysis and reporting of results
Prepare straightforward or recurring journal entries, reconciliations, accounting schedules and statements, and reports for management
Assist with identifying and properly accounting for new assets, tagging new assets, maintaining the capital asset database, monthly depreciation calculations, and annual capital asset reporting

Accountant, Associate Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accountant, Associate

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CA, NACM, APS

Education for Accountant, Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accountant, associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, Communication, Bookkeeping, Business, Education, Human Relations, Accounting and Financial Management, Management, Business/Administration

Skills for Accountant, Associate

Desired skills for accountant, associate include:

Accounting practices
Procedures
Accounting flows and understanding of fund governing documents
Private Equity fund structures
US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Practices
Procedures and generally accepted accounting principles
Accounting
Analysis
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulations

Desired experience for accountant, associate includes:

Ideally a part qualified/qualified accountant
A confident associate with a record of accomplishment in delivering against tight deadlines and SLA targets
A well-rounded methodical person with strong analytical skills
Inquisitive in nature, the successful candidate will be required to ensure issues and processes are challenged
The ability and confidence to identify and raise risk issues to management, and to suggest solutions to issues, process improvements or highlight Gaps and areas of concern
Must be a strong Microsoft Excel user, along with other typical office software tools

Accountant, Associate Examples

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Accountant, Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accountant, associate. 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, associate
  • Reviews, approves, reconciles and processes a range of accounting transactions related to DESA's capacity development projects/programmes on a regular and recurring basis
  • Supports budgetary and accounting processes for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), including monitoring of donors' pledges and contribution and preparation of cash-flow statements, issuance of allotment advices and related suballotments, review of consolidated Headquarters and UNAKRT accounts
  • Assists in providing financial management for the Associate Experts and Junior Professional Officers Programme including analysis of agency financial statements, coordination with donors on fund balance and maintenance of appropriate cash levels, fill and preparation of financial statements to the donors
  • Examines and analyzes monthly Accounts Payable and Expense Report data, records, statements, documents, journals, and demonstrates subject matter expertise for arriving at reasonableness, inconsistencies, and conformance with accounting/finance policy and management control requirements
  • Assists with analysis and schedules in support of financial statements
  • Documents all processes and procedures for the responsibilities of the position with an attention towards streamlining processes
  • Assist with external local compliance – accounting, invoicing, corporate taxes, indirect tax, equity awards, return, vat etc
  • Prepares, examines, and analyzes accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, reporting and procedural standards
  • Engages in general accounting activities including the accurate and complete preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts and financial reports, such as balance sheets, profit-loss statements, and capital expenditure reports
  • Conducts financial statement analysis to identify trends and explanations for material variances and complete forecasting and budgeting tasks as assigned
Qualifications for accountant, associate
  • Must be willing and capable of working extra hours as needed, such as during the month end close
  • Keeps informed of appropriate travel-related policies
  • Processes travel-related invoices
  • Oversee and process travel and other cash advances
  • Possessing or pursing a CPA a plus
  • Analyzing and resolving balance discrepancies
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Accountant, Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accountant, associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accountant, associate
  • Researches and resolves basic accounting issues and transactions
  • Monthly analysis of goods received but not invoiced (GRNI)
  • Prepare account analysis and reconciliations in accordance with company guidelines
  • Prepare straightforward or recurring accounting schedules, statements or reports for management or outside agencies to reflect financial situation
  • Reviews the output from the Accounts Divisions related to rejects from the UNDP service clearing accounts and analyses expense accounts during the year and prepares adjusting entries as required before preparation of financial statements
  • Initiate the monthly and annual closing process of DESA's Capacity Development Trust Fund accounts, submits Project Delivery Reports to UNDP and liaise with the Accounts Division in the preparation of United Nations semi-annual and year-end financial statements for DESA's Trust Funds
  • Plans and coordinates with the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts (OPPBA) in responding to IPSAS requirements, particularly opening and closing balances
  • Researches and analyses information needed to respond to audit findings
  • Accounts Payable experience in a high volume invoice processing (i.e., coding, vouchering, posting invoices, issue resolution, ) environment
  • Perform customer service activities, including phone calls, supporting audit requests, supporting special projects
Qualifications for accountant, associate
  • Ability to prioritize work flow and coordinate activities as needed, communicate effectively with others and work in a team environment
  • Strong spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word) skills required, database (Access skills a plus
  • Knowledge of PC's, 10-key, Excel, Word, typing skills required
  • Must possess and demonstrate an understanding of Sarbanes Oxley rules
  • Must possess and demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and personalities at all levels, internally and externally
  • Must be able to successfully move from task to task readily due to multiple demands, while maintaining a high quality of work product
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Accountant, Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accountant, associate. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accountant, associate
  • Develop fiscal procedures, forms and allocation schedules for use by NYSOFA staff and grantee/contractor staff
  • Oversee the provision of training to area agencies on aging staff and the staff of other grantees in such areas as grant application and budget preparation, accounting requirements, subcontract monitoring, report preparation and payment processes
  • Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues
  • Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close, including the preparation of estimates and accruals
  • Control changes to the chart of accounts, follow up on past due accounts and collections, maintain all payroll related records
  • Learns and prepares basic account reconciliations
  • Prepares and posts journal vouchers which may include consolidations and eliminations
  • Gathers financial information for report preparation
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations for bank accounts
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations for cash in transit accounts
Qualifications for accountant, associate
  • Working experience in the Oil and Gas industry preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Work well independently with a team
  • Previous property management experience is a plus
  • A motivated and good "Team First" attitude
  • CPA and CPA Candidates preferred
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Accountant, Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant, associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant, associate
  • Develops and maintains accounting databases
  • Interface with management and company personnel, as required, regarding the status of accounting transactions and corrective actions required
  • Maintain accounting records for Trusts
  • Provide any ad-hoc analysis as requested by manager
  • Perform other tasks required by the refined products accounting group
  • Grasp the acquired company chart of accounts and trial balance
  • Prepare acquired company deferred revenue and fixed asset schedules
  • Organize other financial data schedules to transition to financial systems
  • Produce journal entries needed to close books
  • Ensure monthly close and integration deadlines are met
Qualifications for accountant, associate
  • Must be proficient with Excel and comfortable learning different financial systems and reporting tools
  • Must have good organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree and 2 years of relevant experience
  • Multi-task oriented and a team player
  • Proficient with spreadsheet software and accounting mainframe systems
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills required
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Accountant, Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant, associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant, associate
  • Prepares and verifies amounts and codes for various standard accounting entries, data input or other forms
  • General ledger account reconciliations for all accounts receivable and intercompany accounts
  • Maintain files and documents in compliance with record retention policies
  • Provide backup to general ledger supervisor
  • Projects and other support/activities as requested
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or deemed necessary
  • Investigate, analyze and prepare variance explanations in comparison to budget and prior year
  • Analyze financial statement items for reasonableness, accuracy and completeness
  • Attend to ad-hoc request
  • Supervise the review, evaluation and fiscal approval of Four Year Plans, Annual Implementation Plans, applications for funding and budget modifications
Qualifications for accountant, associate
  • Knowledge of SAP and E1 would be desirable
  • Manufacturing or construction materials experience a plus
  • Excellent computer and software skills, with the ability to learn, adapt to and implement new systems
  • 1 year of professional accounting experience is preferred
  • Retail experience is also preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial data collection, processing, and reporting

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