Accounting Associate Job Description

Accounting Associate Job Description

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Accounting associate provides timely and accurate financial information and analysis to support both internal and external reporting, in accordance with accounting policies, US GAAP, and other statutory or government reporting guidelines.

Accounting Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Producing quarterly invoicing and calculations for admin fee revenues
Initial review, first level approval and rejection of expense reports and processing (maintain relationship with vendor)
Reviewing and recording AMEX, Seamless, FedEx statements among others
Resolution of all inquiries/requests within a reasonable time frame
Maintaining certain spreadsheets, such as prepaid expenses and reconcile on a monthly basis
Serve as backup and additional support for Accounts Payable, Billing and Cash Application function
File maintenance (hard copy and electronic)
Other projects and functions as deemed necessary by management
Complete file maintenance (hard copy and electronic)
Complete other projects and functions as deemed necessary by management

Accounting Associate Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Associate

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

Education for Accounting Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting 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, Business, Education, Business/Administration, Associates, Communication, Bookkeeping, English, Technical

Skills for Accounting Associate

Desired skills for accounting associate include:

Excel
Accounting principles
MS Office
US GAAP
Federal Government’s financial and management responsibilities
Analysis and reporting of financial data
Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications
Basic
Financial markets
Project

Desired experience for accounting associate includes:

1+ year of Corporate Accounting experience
Ensure all entries are accurately recorded in the accounting system
Perform bank reconciliations for numerous bank accounts
Adhere to accounting policies and procedures
Perform concierge business and personal services for the family members
Assist in budget analysis

Accounting Associate Examples

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Accounting Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting associate. 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 associate
  • Providing support in other areas of corporate accounting and special projects as required
  • Verify that invoices are accurate
  • Update and provide maintenance on ledger entries as it relates to accounts payable
  • Enter data into accounting ERP system
  • Assist with gathering data for various accounting reports
  • Produce excellent, audit-ready General Ledger work products with well documented support
  • Prepare and/or provide inputs for schedules, reports and regulatory findings
  • Assist audit by preparing PBC
  • Respond to stakeholders requests
  • Conduct administrative tasks in support of maintaining company's books
Qualifications for accounting associate
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business, or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • 3-5 years experience in accounting role (s)
  • Ability to communicate well between departments
  • 1+ year of experience in Accounting related role
  • Perform reconciliation and true-up of funding vs
  • Assist with the calculation of fees
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Accounting Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting 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 accounting associate
  • Perform monthly common stock and treasury stock roll forward and analyses
  • Respond to various inquiries regarding financial data
  • Review and update existing processes and procedures narratives as required
  • Implement and monitor internal controls
  • Perform month-end close processes (ie
  • Audit and process supplier invoices and employee expense reports for payment
  • Validate that general ledger transactions comply with company/department policies and procedures, GAAP, and SOX
  • Assist with initial review and redesign all accounting processes in order to reflect best-in-class practices
  • Import all payroll taxes withheld from PeopleSoft into Empower tax software
  • Researching and resolving supplier problems pertaining to short paid or un-paid invoices
Qualifications for accounting associate
  • Successful candidates will possess or in the process of receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in a very short term
  • A Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Two to three years of accounting experience required
  • A successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 - 5 years of similar experience
  • Big 4 public accounting experience is desired
  • Positive, supportive attitude when interacting with vendors, internal customers and co-workers
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Accounting Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accounting associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting associate
  • Requisitions & Small Procurement
  • Master Contracts
  • Tracking of Plant Fund Usage
  • Generate timely reporting for internal operating reports and worksheets
  • Compare contribution payments (including charge cards and CND’s - cash not deposited) per detail deposit listings to the bank statements and other transaction records for discrepancies (wrong bank codes, amounts)
  • Assists with the review of other activity per the adjustment reports, processed transaction list, and accounts receivable summary reports to insure accuracy
  • Performs routine clerical accounting functions such as compiling, sorting, and verifying documents (checks, bills, invoices and vouchers)
  • Review, reconciliation, and analysis of bank reconciliations
  • Review, reconciliation and analysis of system generated AR Agings to Trial Balance
  • Review, reconciliation and analysis of system generated AP Agings to Trial Balance
Qualifications for accounting associate
  • Graduate with honours degree
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting policies, practices and systems, , spreadsheet applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business/Finance preferred
  • Associate’s degree and/or one to two years of payroll-related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field required
  • Years of experience processing accounting transactions in a computerized environment (AP, AR or GL)
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Accounting Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting associate. 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 associate
  • You will assist with documentation of discrepancies
  • Work within 10 day billing cycle to create and manage 140+ client invoices
  • Place software orders and manage existing orders
  • Create new projects/ rates, and manage new client set-up
  • Maintain contract renewals for clients
  • Work closely with internal payroll and accounting departments to process daily deposits and manage invoices within department time frames
  • Manage subcontractor agreements and invoicing
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Experience with rate tables, product ordering, and contract management a plus
  • Experience using Microsoft or other CRM program
Qualifications for accounting associate
  • Minimal local travel to client offices as required
  • Years of experience with account reconciliations and research
  • Demonstrated exposure of core accounting concepts and practices
  • Minimum of Associates degree in Accounting or related field is ideal
  • Typing 30 wpm and use of 10-key calculator
  • Some Accounting courses, 0-1 year accounting clerical experience or equivalent
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Accounting Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting associate. 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 associate
  • Monitor, understand and implement regulations pertaining to financial reporting
  • Work closely with the financial reporting staff of the Office of Finance
  • Prepare support for investor relations and review of financial information
  • Prepare and maintain accounting records and reporting in conformity with SOX requirements
  • Take a leadership role in system design and implementation projects, particularly those closely related to financial reporting
  • Perform various account reconciliations and journal entries
  • Record Insurance Commissions
  • Reconcile, Calculate, Process, Balance and Review Records/Accounts for accuracy
  • Research, Resolve and Clear moderately complex accounting entries/adjustments/exceptions/errors/transactions
  • Post to General Ledgers
Qualifications for accounting associate
  • Use of Timberline software and job costing experience is a plus, not required
  • Payroll, sales tax and 1099 prep experience preferred
  • Experience in real estate or lease accounting, a plus
  • Works well individually and collaboratively in a team environment keeping colleagues well-informed
  • Detail and transaction oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to self-motivate and manage and prioritize workload

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