Accounting Staff Job Description

Accounting Staff Job Description

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Accounting staff provides specialized or general analysis support in various accounting functions such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cost Accounting, Property Accounting, General Accounting and the like.

Accounting Staff Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

General Accounting/ ME Close
Handles ad-hoc financial/accounting assignments
Perform general bookkeeping/accounting functions for corporate organization and principal ownership
Process and track fixed asset additions and deletions
Complete account reconciliation packages
Close accounts receivable module in a timely and accurate manner
Create invoices, apply cash, Process and resolve billing and cash application problems
Ensure that all unapplied receipts have been applied and there any no imbalances which could delay closing of accounts receivable module
Set up new transaction types, customers and bank fee resources
Research and resolves imbalance issues

Accounting Staff Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Staff

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CPP, GPHR, SPHR, CTP, CISA, CIA, EA

Education for Accounting Staff

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Accounting Staff

Desired skills for accounting staff include:

Accounts payable and receivable practices and understanding of dual entry accounting
Relationship databases in connection with accounting and business process
Accounting
Basic accounting procedures and principles
General accounting principles
Microsoft Office software
US GAAP
Word
AS400 management software
Accounting controls and Sarbanes Oxley requirements

Desired experience for accounting staff includes:

Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitude
Must have advanced Excel skills including pivot tables, data management and in-cell formulas
Must be detail-oriented and have strong time-management skills
Experience with ERP software (Lawson, Oracle, SAP) is preferred
Wholesale or multi-unit industries experience a plus
Log incoming checks from clients

Accounting Staff Examples

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Accounting Staff Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting staff. 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 staff
  • Perform most complex accounting activities to maintain complete and accurate general ledger
  • Researching and resolving accounting issues when appropriate
  • Communicating with Finance staff and other management accounting status
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly withholding tax certificates issued to suppliers
  • Performs electronic filing and electronic payment
  • Provides internal and external auditor with schedules, documents and other pertinent information to facilitate audit/review
  • Supports the team on presenting/communicating monthly operating results to the assigned business units
  • Compiles, adjusts and evaluates accruals for assigned business units to ensure accuracy
  • Complete management of A/P accuracy and timeliness of payment and profitability reporting
  • Be able to reconcile account recs
Qualifications for accounting staff
  • New college graduates are encouraged to apply or 1-2 years’ experience
  • Proven knowledge of large ERP system such as SAP and Oracle
  • Responsible for maintenance of internal controls and procedures and to identify areas for improvement
  • Knowledge of AP process and understanding the interdependencies with other finance processes
  • Skilled evaluating requests from Business Units
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged
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Accounting Staff Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting staff. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting staff
  • Center accounting responsibilities for development projects, fixed assets, inventory, medical director fees, leases and subleases
  • Financial reporting and partnership accounting and reporting responsibilities
  • Seek solutions for accounting problems before presenting issues to senior/manager
  • Provide advice or training to less experienced accountants
  • Month-end Financial and analytical review
  • Review of International Financial Statements
  • Preparation/Posting of month end Journal entries
  • Preparation and review of Account Reconciliations
  • Software and Data capitalization analysis and journal entries
  • Project reconciliations
Qualifications for accounting staff
  • High energy & dynamic
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially for excel
  • Self-directed, critical thinker able to work independently
  • Ability to analyze data and produce reports or presentations
  • Prepare monthly financial information according to requirements and deadlines
  • Print monthly financial statements and submit for review by manager
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Accounting Staff Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting staff. 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 staff
  • Document the accounting transactions from Inntopia
  • Prepare month end analysis
  • Process invoices and prepare check payments
  • Process incoming checks
  • Review and post expense reports
  • Review and post prepaid expenses
  • Maintain and post accrual balances
  • Review balances for reasonableness and completeness
  • Input journal entry into SAP System
  • Maintain asset capitalization and review depreciation calculated by SAP
Qualifications for accounting staff
  • Quarterly preparation of annual year end package
  • New college graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Qualified individuals must either reside in or near the Flint, MI area or be willing to relocate to the area for this opportunity
  • This position requires up to 90% local travel to client sites
  • Must be dependable and reliable Individual
  • Recent related experience with AP, AR or payroll experience in a professional office environment preferred
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Accounting Staff Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting staff. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting staff
  • Facilitate the close process for all Accounting Teams not physically located at Global Headquarters
  • Assist in maintaining consistent global accounting policies in our foreign subsidiaries
  • Review and analyze various Legal Settlement Agreements such as Guaranteed Goodwill, Buy Outs, Management Agreements, etc and ensure proper accounting entries are prepared and terms of the agreements are executed on timely
  • Ensure ongoing monthly analysis of Management Agreements are performed and necessary accounting entries are completed
  • Responsible for many ad hoc Franchise Accounting processes and monthly entries requiring review, research, and analysis to be performed and corresponding entries booked prior to each month end
  • Participating in monthly, quarterly and yearly accounting cycles and preparing monthly financial statements
  • Respond to questions and issues and communicate responses to operations and other functional areas
  • Work closely with other functions within the SSC groups, Corporate, the Regions and local operations to administer standard business processes and participate in implementing a shared services center environment in North America
  • Deliver results individually and as a key team member in a fast paced, high performance culture
  • Identify process improvement opportunities as it relates to the individual’s area of responsibility
Qualifications for accounting staff
  • Big 4 public accounting background
  • Has an aptitude for information technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting OR Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience, executive compensation experience preferred
  • Ability to work in stressful situations with tight deadlines
  • Experience with databases or system design a plus
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Accounting Staff Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting staff. 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 staff
  • Special projects as requested under direction of Accounting Manager
  • Support staff on accounting and bookkeeping related items
  • Oversee Accounting and Allocations for GPS units, tollpass devices
  • Provide support to operating Groups for Vehicle Accounting entries
  • Assist with accounting projects
  • Maintaining customer and vendor relationships
  • Assistance with 1099's, sales & use tax, and monitoring of internal controls reports
  • Assistance with system upgrades and changes including performing tests in the development or user acceptance environments
  • Review and analyze monthly financial data (BSR flux analysis, Bad Debt & Legal Settlement forecasts)
  • Review and approve ad hoc and recurring Franchisee Draw payments for accuracy and completeness prior to AP submission
Qualifications for accounting staff
  • Qualified individuals must either reside in or near the Ann Arbor, MI area or be willing to relocate to the area for this opportunity
  • CPA eligible, if not licensed
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in accounts receiveable with primary background in collections and dispute resolution
  • MS Office, including intermediate skills in Excel
  • Financial ERP experience
  • Type of knowledge expected in the discipline of accounting including but not limited to technical factors, methodologies and equipment

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