Junior Accountant Job Description

Junior Accountant Job Description

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Junior accountant provides PMO support to the BPM team to manage the internal workload possibly using Jira or MS Teams Task Management.

Junior Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Updating critical excel based calculation files to support quarterly investment analysis
Entering accounts receivable / payable into SAP system
Support to all aspects of the finance and accounting team
Be involved in month end close process, including valuation and pricing of the portfolio (equities, bonds, options, CDS, loans, derivatives and other products), to establish the month end NAVs
Recalculate and verify management and incentive fees
Review all expense allocations across the Funds and managed accounts
Review month-end NAV and resolve issues with administrator on various trading related issues
Get involved in valuation of portfolio including equities, bonds, options, CDS, loans and other products
Participate in special projects pertaining to risk, compliance, technology and reporting
Assist with annual financial statement preparation

Junior Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Junior Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACCA, IFRS, CPA, EH&S, WHT

Education for Junior Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the junior accountant 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, Economics, Business/Administration, Associates, Finance/Accounting, Accountancy, Graduate

Skills for Junior Accountant

Desired skills for junior accountant include:

Foreign language on a daily basis at work
MS Office
English
SAP
Excel
MS Excel
Accounting and taxation legislation
Card of accounts and accounts correlation
Using 1C database and MS Office package
Any other training activities using existing documentation

Desired experience for junior accountant includes:

Assist in reviewing K1s
Agency billing documentation
Property tax return scanning of bills to Suppliers
Additional tax documentation requests
Handling simpler reconciliations where balances do not change often
IT journal entries

Junior Accountant Examples

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Junior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for junior accountant
  • Candidate will assist on month & year end closing
  • Handling cash receipt
  • Closing year financials
  • Account receivable collections
  • Assist with preparations for audits
  • Assist in the development of the company's annual budget
  • Prepare and/or assist with quarterly sales tax, commercial rent tax, VAT and GST returns
  • Safeguard and secure all financial records of the company
  • Recording cash transactions related to Accounts Receivable, including the processing of credit card transactions
  • Accessing confidential company and client financial information such as bank accounts and credit cards
Qualifications for junior accountant
  • Multitakder with ability to work on multiple projects for multiple people
  • 1+ year of experience in Alternative Fund Accounting or Public Accounting within the Financial Services industry
  • Part-qualified accountant or intentions to pursue a professional qualification - ACCA , ACA
  • One plus year of accounting experience
  • Sales tax returns a plus, but not required
  • They want someone who can be very hands on, multi-task, can pick up quick, detail oriented, consistent, follow directives, who can communicate very well
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Junior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of junior accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for junior accountant
  • Research on reconciling items
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and various account analyses
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements, annual audits and budget preparation
  • Oversee the school accounting and preparation of prescribed DOE reports, tuition receivable analysis and management
  • Manage bank reconciliations
  • Prepare labor reporting
  • Submit monthly utilization / utilization reports
  • Assist in the preparation of various external and internal reporting needs
  • Review general ledger for new additions
  • Update fixed assets for any additions
Qualifications for junior accountant
  • Part Qualified Accountant or finance degree
  • Practical and/or theoretical knowledge of SPEs and derivatives
  • Ability to engage with people on a professional level and drive a relationship
  • Experience working with AP/ GL data
  • Ability to research issues and follow through with appropriate resolution
  • Lawson and AS/400 experience a plus
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Junior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior accountant. 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 junior accountant
  • Conducting a monthly reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Maintaining a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Maintaining the petty cash fund
  • Maintaining the chart of accounts
  • Providing financial analyses as needed, and contract negotiations
  • Helping to assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  • Complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Generating 1099's
  • Providing clerical and administrative support to management as requested
  • Candidate must have experience with month & year end process
Qualifications for junior accountant
  • Cash reconciliation or cash processing experience, preferred
  • Must be detailed orientated and have good organizational skills
  • Comfortable with various computer programs
  • Previous experience with General Ledger and Accounts Payable / Receivable
  • Associate, Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Maintain and reconcile schedules to track intercompany activity, loans, equity, distributions, management fees, G&A, accruals
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Junior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of junior accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for junior accountant
  • Process bill payments for signature and mailing
  • Prepare and submit bank deposits
  • Assist with varied Quickbooks data entry
  • Order office lunches
  • Maintain building key card system
  • Draft and issue tenant notifications as required
  • Maintain Tenant/Vendors Certificates of Insurance
  • Assist with gathering proposals/bids for building maintenance work
  • Reconciles general and subsidiary bank accounts by gathering and balancing information
  • Maintains general ledger accounts by reconciling accounts receivable detail and control accounts
Qualifications for junior accountant
  • Degree in Accounting with minimum 3 years' experience in full sets of accounts
  • Keen in dynamic, growing start up culture
  • 1+ year of financial statements
  • Working knowledge of Great Plains / Concur
  • Some experience with Workday
  • Serve as the liaison for all investors/master servicers
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Junior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a junior accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for junior accountant
  • Preparing General Ledger tickets for daily transactions
  • Completion of other tasks as assigned
  • Preparation and posting of G/L entries
  • Reconciliation of G/L balances
  • Analyzing trade activity and market valuations while liaising with the traders and operations
  • Constant interaction with the traders to reconcile P/L on a daily basis
  • Resolving trade issues with the Operations team
  • Coordinates and collaborates with internal and external customers to secure required financial data for month-end closings, to produce/interpret required data
  • Other ad hoc items, as necessary
  • Prepare monthly stock on hand for all entities
Qualifications for junior accountant
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of GAAP
  • Previous experience with General Ledger, Month-end Close, and Accounts Receivable / Payable
  • Professional Accounting certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance or related course of study
  • CPA License or candidate preferred but not required
  • Liaise with all outside vendors

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