Accounting Job Description

Accounting Job Description

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Accounting provides accounting technical guidance and assistance across the defined region and business regarding IFRS and local GAAP.

Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review monthly journal entries related to fixed assets, including but not limited to capital lease accounting, and Traffic Acquisition Costs Accounting
Assist in US GAAP and financial accounting and reporting
Research and document Company’s position on accounting treatment of specific transactions including derivatives, multiple element arrangements, leases and variable interest entities
Cost accounting and analyzing business performance
Collaborate with the Finance team to ensure proper accounting is performed
Project accounting for deals in progress, dead deals and portfolio company receivables
Presenting the various accounting reports and making suitable observations and recommendations
Supervise, develop, mentor, train accounting staff of 3
Ensure all transactions are accounted for in accordance with U.S. GAAP and company policy and procedures
Assists in the annual budget process by counseling with department heads, evaluating budget processes, and providing information and analysis to budget submissions

Accounting Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CFA, CMA

Education for Accounting

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Administration, Business, Education, Economics, MBA, Associates, Management, Communication

Skills for Accounting

Desired skills for accounting include:

Excel
US GAAP
GAAP
SAP
Accounting principles
Processes
Accounting
IFRS
Microsoft Excel
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Desired experience for accounting includes:

Involve in continuous process improvement and project
Previous experience in management a plus
Overseeing month-end close
Managing SOX and PCAOB requirements
Establishing and document policies and procedures
Reconciling data between multiple systems

Accounting Examples

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Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting
  • Support the Corporate Plant Accounting Team in the preparation of Plant Accounting analytics, ensuring that the needs of jurisdictional business partners are met
  • Develop knowledge of regulatory accounting pronouncements and understanding of accounting policies associated with new pronouncements
  • Manage processing of month- and year-end processes for accounts payable, general ledger, payroll, budgeting, fixed asset activity
  • Interpret the meaning of financial information and make accounting adjustments accordingly
  • Monitor fixed asset activity in detail and input into accounting module for automatic depreciation generation
  • Represent Accounting on cross functional project team dealing directly with the business, technology, and vendors
  • Perform impact assessment to proposed projects with a wide financial lens on multiple platforms, applications, and processes
  • Create and propose requirements / solutions that support projects and accounting objectives within the specified timeframes
  • Oversee day-to-day responsibilities of fixed asset accounting team
  • Act as a subject matter expert for fixed asset accounting areas such as depreciation, capitalization, and impairment
Qualifications for accounting
  • Assisting with Forms 10-Q and 10-K
  • Assisting Auditors as needed
  • Assisting with Balance Sheet and P&L analytical reviews
  • Performing account reconciliations & analyzing balance sheet accounts
  • Enhance and develop state-of-the-art policies and procedures
  • Assist in expense allocations of expenses paid on behalf of the funds and other investment vehicles
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting
  • Continue to execute and enhance LP-based reporting for Fund transparency reporting
  • Assist in opening of new offices and developing proper ownership of book keeping of such new entities
  • Coordinate with outer-offices
  • Ensures business needs are met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs and initiatives
  • Responsible for oversight of day to day general ledger
  • Assisting with analysis and review of the company's financial performance by collecting, analyzing and reporting financial and statistical data
  • Coordinating month-end and year-end reporting, preparing accruals and schedules, and submitting monthly and ad-hoc financial reporting packages
  • Developing innovative and effective solutions to problems in financial analysis, reporting and forecasting through individual effort or as part of a team
  • Month end close including entering monthly journal entries
  • Accounts Payable and related reporting
Qualifications for accounting
  • Expert in AP/AR matters
  • Capable of adapting to change and working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a very fast-paced, highly charged environment
  • Fluent English and Chinese is mandatory
  • Ten years of accounting experience including time within construction industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ERP tools such as Great Plains, NetSuite, Dynamics, etc
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Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting
  • Manage and oversee offshore accounting activities
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliations and related journal entries
  • Analyze assigned balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Supervise maintenance of consolidated fixed asset register
  • Responsible for consolidated monthly variance analysis
  • Heavily involved in 5 day month-end close and bank reporting
  • Verify accuracy of the general ledger, investigate variances, identify and resolve issues
  • Prepare audit schedules for financial, collateral, SOX and sales tax audits
  • Review monthly analytics (fixed asset roll-forward, balance sheet flux analysis, working capital forecasts)
  • Relationship development - Business Partnering
Qualifications for accounting
  • CPA and public accounting experience preferable
  • Solid GAAP skills
  • Ability to interface with executive employees
  • Microsoft Excel provide
  • CPA certification required, public accounting experience a plus!
  • In a way, you are managing the mangers
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Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting
  • Conducts the documentation of complex accounting projects
  • Must be familiar with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Represent Card Accounting on a cross-functional Agile project team
  • Perform training with impacted Card Accounting teams
  • Significant support for the trades
  • Developing an understanding of the complex business proposals
  • Chairing regular meetings with senior members of staff
  • Liaising with the rest of finance, to highlight any outstanding actions and maintain control within the Group
  • Manage and oversee the month-end close process
  • Review revenue and expense analyses and other financial statement account reconciliations
Qualifications for accounting
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CFA qualification is ideal
  • Review foreign currency entries
  • Propose ways to enhance and increase the efficiency of the corporate month-end close process
  • Review footnote disclosure supporting schedules provided to financial reporting team
  • Assist in coordinating and completing annual audits and quarterly reviews, including working with external auditors and responding to audit inquiries
  • Assist with/leads special projects as they arise
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Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting
  • Process, distribute, and administer billings for various programs and projects
  • Apply strong knowledge of chart of accounts to verify coding of vendor transactions
  • Create support schedules for monthly financial packages, and update as determined to be necessary based on ongoing trends and actual data
  • Review and approve accounts payable invoices and expense reports timely
  • The individual will be responsible for overseeing a team of Analysts and Accountants in the month end close
  • Lead the budgeting/forecasting
  • Assisting in month end closes
  • Leads the annual physical inventories
  • Establishment of a cycle count program and monitor and report results
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and rolling forecasts
Qualifications for accounting
  • 5-7 years of Public and Private Accounting experience
  • Serves as the primary liaison between plant operations and Corporate Finance
  • Establishes and maintains local site internal controls in concert with Corporate direction
  • 4 year degree in Accounting or a related business from a recognized university experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional Excel
  • Technically able to evaluate closing detail to ensure accuracy of submissions

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