Accounting Analyst Job Description

Accounting Analyst Job Description

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Accounting analyst provides support in analysis of developments in US GAAP; ensures guidance is understood and our accounting policies remain appropriate.

Accounting Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Reporting (10%) - From system download account activity and prepare excel reorts for analysis used by other Areas
Preparing journal entries to accrue revenue and expenses or other items in accordance with GAAP and the accounting policies established by the company
Daily responsibilities include review and approval of intercompany charges, facilitating accounts payable and accounts receivable between A&F and our joint venture partners, facilitation of vendor set up, review and approval of purchase orders and invoices
Accounts Payable / Receivable duties
Budgeting/forecasting duties
Assisting with acquisitions
Is chairman of plant sustainability committee
Conjunction with the Plant Maintenance Manager and the corporate engineer
Maintain contractor’s liability insurance
Assist Senior Accountants in monitoring and reconciling intercompany foreign exchange and transfer accounts

Accounting Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, SPM/O, ACCA, MBA, CIMA, YMCA, CA, ACA, CECRL

Education for Accounting Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Accounting Analyst

Desired skills for accounting analyst include:

GAAP
Industry developments and trends
Account reconciliation processes
Excel
SAP
Accounting principles
US GAAP
Microsoft Excel
Access
Tools

Desired experience for accounting analyst includes:

Provide assistance with preparation of various account analyses
Maintain office expense allocation methodologies
Provide assistance with fixed assets reporting/depreciation
Assist Office Administrators and their staff in dealing with accounts payable issues
Provide assistance with preparation of sales and tax returns
Assist in preparation of firm’s annual budget and monthly financial statements

Accounting Analyst Examples

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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting analyst. 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 accounting analyst
  • Assist in expanding functionality
  • Spearhead Oracle Receivables, Procurement and Projects IT project
  • Assist with implementation
  • Maintain and close Fixed Asset subledger and then perform all related statutory reporting
  • Manage the accounting and financial controls, which provides services for numerous family office partnerships, trusts, foundations and individuals with complex revenue and expense sharing allocations across family related entities
  • Create and maintain accounting policies and procedures including internal control development
  • Aggregate performance data from numerous investment vehicles including hedge funds, fund of funds, real estate and art
  • Perform financial analysis and assist with preparation of financial projections
  • Perform Cash flow analysis
  • Responsible for periodic financial reporting
Qualifications for accounting analyst
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting and 2 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in Accounting, Finance, Math or similar degree from a four-year college or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years in a role with accounting, problem solving or analytical-related experience preferred or equivalent education
  • Act as a liaison with internal and external accounting, tax and legal advisors
  • Review of all reconciliations and general ledger entries
  • Review legal documents for proper communication to all departments to insure content is properly implemented
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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting analyst. 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 accounting analyst
  • Assessing existing accounting processes and proposing improved solutions with a goal of increased accuracy and efficiency
  • Analysis, comparisons, reviews and/or validations resulting on adjusting/correcting journal entries
  • Ad Hoc Scenarios (5%) - Depending on the needs within the department, including but not exclusive, Re Invoicing, Accounts Payable and Intercompany transactions desired participation is expected
  • Work with Accounting, Finance and operational personnel with outside auditors
  • Work effectively with large groups of data
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline
  • Prepare expense analysis for various accounts
  • Research, review, code and approve invoices
  • Cash application involves approximately 100 fund companies that pay monthly or quarterly, and allocating these funds to 75 clients, some of which will pass the balances onto a client invoice as a credit, while the others will pass through the cash as a wire to their Trust
  • Processing involves allocating funds in the CAS system to those clients who will receive credits on their invoices
Qualifications for accounting analyst
  • Ability to multi-task meet short deadlines in a demanding fast pace environment
  • CPA (or similar license) OR a Master of Accounting degree
  • Solid technology skills
  • Uncompromising personal integrity, high level of respect for all individuals
  • Perform at a Meets or Exceeds expectations level for all specific duties outlined above
  • Demonstrate a high level of job discretion
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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting analyst
  • Reviewing general ledger activity, journal entries and reconciliations
  • Fixed assets ledger
  • Preparation of Form 990, CHAR500, Form 5500, and A133
  • Perform general accounting functions including journal entries and month-end close work
  • Handle monthly activity related to affiliated companies
  • Support internal clients through standard and ad hoc reporting
  • Assist with the annual budget
  • Assist with internal review prep
  • Prepare industry government surveys
  • Various other projects as required by management
Qualifications for accounting analyst
  • Maintain a high level of commitment
  • Needs to have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on experience of working with a data consolidation tool Cognos Controller (preferred) or Hyperion
  • Previous experience with Month-end Close and Reconciliations
  • 2+ years’ experience in corporate accounting, manufacturing industry preferred
  • 5+ years of Accounting experience in a Nonprofit setting
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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting analyst. 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 analyst
  • Ensuring the proper and continuous flow of accounting activities needed to maintain accurate complete financial records
  • Maintaining effective communication with other departments as a basis for assuring complete and accurate financial information and appropriate documentation
  • Planning, organizing and maintaining the accuracy of financial information recorded and reported
  • Providing financial control oversight relating to valuation processes
  • Reviewing general ledger coding for cash entries, accounts payable and wire transfers
  • Preparing schedules as needed to analyze general ledger accounts to ensure accurate posting of financial information and proposing corrections to general ledger, as necessary
  • Assisting with special projects and other related duties as may be assigned
  • Monthly financial statement variance analysis
  • Assist with other month end accruals and responsibilities as required
  • Prepare reconciliations for a number of balance sheet accounts
Qualifications for accounting analyst
  • 2-4 years of relevant prior work experience
  • Experience with NYS CFR and Medicaid AHCF reports
  • 2 years of experience in Accounting and Knowledge on Tax
  • General accounting knowledge, skills and experience related to the job duties listed above (treasury, journal entry and account reconciliation preparation)
  • Finance or Accounting related Bachelor/undergraduate degree
  • Public accounting (audit) experience useful but not required
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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting analyst. 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 accounting analyst
  • Assist in monthly close process of accounts payable and receivable and the general ledger, including compilation of monthly workpapers
  • Accounts Payable/Procurement activities, including Monitoring, Overseeing, Approvals, and Reconciliations (30%) - The area is focused in providing support to the Accounts Payable/Procurement function
  • Month End Activities/Tasks, including Account Analysis, Reporting Comparison Actuals vs
  • Sales tax filings and Secretary of State Information filings
  • Voucher and process invoices - various software and ERP systems experience is necessary
  • Payment of invoices via check, corporate card, ACH, and international wire
  • Financial analysis of customer profitability, revenue and cost trends, and other relevant topics as needed
  • Provides work direction to other team members
  • Provide on-going assessment of the banking environment
  • Expert in support, including support in sales forecasts, sales and general admin spending analysis, accounts receivable aging review, project support and other financial analysis
Qualifications for accounting analyst
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (3.0+ GPA)
  • Project coordination experience helpful
  • Comfortable working with global teams and communicating with remote colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or business-related field OR 2 years’ experience in accounting, finance, or software asset management, IT asset management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other Business related degree, MBA/CPA preferred
  • Immediate team player

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