Accounting Specialist Job Description

Accounting Specialist Job Description

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Accounting specialist provides solutions to less difficult problems presented and recommends changes to accounting system, methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Accounting Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Compliance with the company’s internal control policies and procedures
Ensuring junior staff is maintaining client files and records in accordance with the team procedures
Reviewing and approving office supply orders, services and equipment in accordance with school procedures and university policies
Establish relationships with customers (internal & external) to ensure accuracy of documentation, timely invoicing, collection and payment of all modes of shipments
Administer accurate and timely documentation between intercompany offices, customers and corporate
Maintains journals and ledgers by verifying, correcting, and posting transactions
Balances accounts by proofing transactions
Prepares statements by assembling, verifying, and entering transactions
Assisting with the preparation of the firm’s books
Handling accounts payable/receivable

Accounting Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CPR, CMA, MRP, GCA, TINA, SARS, LOMA, CIMA, ACCA

Education for Accounting Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Accounting Specialist

Desired skills for accounting specialist include:

Bookkeeping practices and principles
Excel
Industry developments and trends
Account reconciliation processes
Documentation
Prospectus
Accounting principles
SAP
Procedures
His/her client base

Desired experience for accounting specialist includes:

Ability to work in team environment independently
Client billing and cash reconciliation
Preparing financial results/projections for senior management
Supporting the compliance function through critical reports preparation
Review weekly aging and other reports necessary
Reconcile and code daily/weekly/monthly ticketing activity (in house box office, Ticketmaster, Platinum, Groupon )

Accounting Specialist Examples

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Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting specialist
  • Interacting daily with multiple clients, financial institutions and vendors
  • Tracking and following through on various client projects and requests
  • Supervising client staff to ensure that tax requests are proactively managed
  • Ensure timely and defect-free account reconciliations
  • Ensure all expenses paid & recorded in ERP system, ensuring compliance within SOPs and business/company policies
  • Participate in regular balance sheet reviews and variance analyses
  • Provide reporting for Corporate/Business requests
  • Participate in controllership initatives and internal and external audit projects
  • Processes and records a variety of fiscal transactions including, but not limited to
  • Review AR aging
Qualifications for accounting specialist
  • 2+ years of general accounting clerical experience
  • Minimum 3 years of accounting and/or receivables experience, preferably in an environment with multiple entities, both domestic and international
  • Solid, applicable internship experience
  • Possess a high level of integrity, excellent communication skills, and dependability
  • 1-3 years experience in similar role, may have Accounting degree in lieu of experience
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and be a part of the solution process
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Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Maintains special logs or records and balances and reconciles internal accounts or records with university system
  • Reviews computer reports to identify and trace sources of error
  • Processing travel authorizations and claims for the department
  • Reviewing and reconciling p-card transactions
  • Processing requisitions and invoices for payment, checking for completeness and compliance to pertinent university or sponsor regulations
  • Maintaining filing and retention of financial documents according to university policies
  • Creates and maintains existing transaction logs
  • Run Daily Position Reports
  • Create favorable image of Coop
  • Assist Controller when needed
Qualifications for accounting specialist
  • Prefer experience working in a fast paced, high transaction volume accounting enviornment
  • 3+ years ofgeneral accounting work experience
  • Typically requires a high school diploma and six or more years of progressive experience in an accounting department or a related field
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationship with others
  • Ability to work and meet on-going deadlines to meet payments
  • Understanding of accounting functions
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Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Research problems or questions from all sources, complete appropriate general ledger entries
  • Generate daily investor remittance reports and complete wire transfer requests
  • Address inquiries and research requests from internal and external clients
  • Complete daily tracking tools while verifying tasks are completed within pre-defined time-frames
  • Archive documents to optical storage
  • Participate in operations project initiatives related to efficiency, service delivery improvements and regulatory issues
  • Contact clients as needed for invoicing follow ups
  • Support Accounts Payable Senior Coordinator on vendor payment processing
  • Working with vendors internal OMF team members to resolve invoice issues
  • Preparation of local required tax declarations
Qualifications for accounting specialist
  • 1+ years in handling the accounting duties described above
  • Exposure to accounting software programs
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, confident manner with clients
  • Ability to adhere to budgets, timelines and client expectations
  • Develops, interprets and communicates detailed quantitative accounting and financial data
  • Trains others within the team, where applicable, to meet business objectives
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Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Reviewing expense reports in Concur
  • Manage electronic and paper documents associated with the accounts payable department
  • Organize and maintain university official records produced by accounts payable
  • Retrieve electronic or paper documents for end users as requested
  • Box documents and maintain inventory of all boxes
  • Review boxed documents and manage contents in accordance with accounts payable retention policies
  • Review scanned documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Alphabetize and file documents
  • Invoicing (200-250 invoices/month), check runs (50 checks/week), issue PO's, financial statements, cash and bank reconciliations, journal entries, financial statements, some Payroll
  • Serves as a department and reference source liaison to faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public in facilitating university programs, requests for information or complaints
Qualifications for accounting specialist
  • 2+ years of general accounting and finance work experience
  • 2 to 3 years experience in general Accounting preferred
  • Four-year degree in business administration or accounting and one year of experience
  • Experience of US GAAP and reporting to tight deadlines
  • Grain accounting experience
  • Education in accounting, finance area
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Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting specialist
  • Prepare final invoices for mailing along with applicable supporting documentation
  • Assists in hiring process for students and staff from start to finish using BrassRing/Kenexa
  • Prepares payroll dashboards on a bi-weekly basis
  • Performs payroll reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Process Personnel Transaction Requests (PTR) through PeopleSoft
  • Scans and saves confidential human resources and financial documents into DocuWare (paperless storage system)
  • Maintain Pcard transaction log on a daily basis
  • Performs Pcard reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Maintain and analyze profit and loss report
  • Process vendor payments either through a payment voucher (PV) in Advantage or through purchasing card (Pcard) transactions
Qualifications for accounting specialist
  • Basic understanding of accounting and state and federal tax documents
  • 2-4 years of experience working in accounting or other business related field
  • Strong attention to detail and an understanding of internal controls
  • A minimum of two years of accounting experience
  • Proficiency in an Enterprise Resource Planning system
  • Candidates should possess excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills

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