Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

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Senior accounting assistant provides accounting, cash forecasting, financial analysis and financial reporting services in support of Koch Family members and Foundations.

Senior Accounting Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs data entry into a sophisticated tracking or reporting system utilizing spreadsheet, database or mainframe applications to develop detailed, complex back-up schedules for accounting entries
Effectively manages staff to achieve performance standards, develop and motivate staff to achieve effectiveness
Prepares/reviews written analyses of issues to enhance the understanding of senior management
Oversee the management staff providing hiring, direction, counseling and training of staff
Directs the activities of departments which alone or together have a significant impact on the success of the organization
Supervise preparation and filing of statutory statements (blue books) for the insurance companies, working closely with various departments and stakeholders on requirements
Oversee hiring, direction, counseling and training of staff
Coordinate and execute accounting related projects
Act as the management reporting lead for FAS97 blocks of business
Analyzes financial data and provides relevant information in determining financial performance and/or projections

Senior Accounting Assistant Qualifications

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

Education for Senior Accounting Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Senior Accounting Assistant

Desired skills for senior accounting assistant include:

Spreadsheet
Word processing
Database programs
SAP and Frontier
Banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
Cash handling policies and practices
Economic and accounting principles and practices
Electronic mail software
Financial markets
Financial operations

Desired experience for senior accounting assistant includes:

Ensures the integrity and accuracy of accounting and/or financial reporting information and analytics
Performing daily sales audits for Tickets Sales, Ski School, and Food & Beverage locations
Filing audit packs in an organized manner to facilitate ease of retrieval
Processing miscellaneous revenue
Processing intercompany transfers
Audit catering and special event revenue and ensure accurate billing to the guest

Senior Accounting Assistant Examples

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Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior accounting assistant. 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 senior accounting assistant
  • Prepare various reports to assist effective decision making by the resort’s various lines of business
  • Cash vault duties including making change orders, preparing deposits, and accurately handling large cash transactions
  • Other revenue accounting duties as assigned
  • Manage the consolidation and analysis of monthly results
  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely financial reports to managers and company executives
  • Review monthly results and troubleshoot report / system errors
  • Conduct month end reconciliations
  • Review of monthly activity and preparation of reclassification journal entries
  • Contribute to the timely completion of the monthly close process
  • Assist with providing support to auditors
Qualifications for senior accounting assistant
  • Provide periodic and ad-hoc financial information to the Executive Management team and Global Business Finance analysts
  • 2+ years of previous Nonprofit Audit and/or Accounting experience
  • Previous experience with Corporate Accounting, Financial Statement Preparation, General Ledger, and Month-end Close
  • Reconciles monthly accounts and researches/resolves discrepancies
  • Assists in the completion of yearly budgets and monthly budgets/forecasts for Creative Services department
  • Verifies mathematical accuracy of accounting documents and reports
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Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior accounting assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting assistant
  • May audit expense reports for conformity with internal policy
  • Processes data through an automated accounting system to record items such as operating expenses/accounts payable, travel expenses and other miscellaneous journal entries
  • Reviews transactions rejected by the accounting system
  • Reconciles discrepancies in amounts charged to accounts including complex accounts (e.g., bank accounts) that contain specialized non-recurring transactions
  • Compiles and distributes financial reports
  • Maintains filing systems within department
  • Make recommendations to the supervisor Chief of Unit/Section on appropriate follow-up procedures
  • Audit various accounting transactions, , payroll, education grants, final payments, income tax returns, travel claims, , to ensure correctness of disbursement computations and adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations, ST/AI issuances or practices
  • Prepare worksheets to analyse accounts
  • Analyses complex and/or unusual accounting transactions and difficult claims for travel, tax, invoices, entitlements Makes recommendations to Chief of Unit/Section on appropriate follow-up procedures
Qualifications for senior accounting assistant
  • Opens/ Sorts Mail Daily – Invoices, statements, defaults
  • Reviews, analyses and reconciles monthly financial reports of the missions and makes sure that the missions submitted as per the check list and makes recommendation to Chief of Unit/Section on appropriate follow-up procedures..Analyses various Open Item (OIM) accounts to ensure that there are minimum or no pending/unreconciled items or balances
  • Audits various accounting transactions, , payroll, education grants, final payments, income tax returns, travel claims, , to ensure correctness of disbursement computations and adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations, ST/AI issuances or practices
  • Reviews completeness of reports and consolidates the accounts of overseas offices on a periodic basis
  • Prepares worksheets and analyses accounts
  • Reviews and processes quarterly payments for Troops and Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) in Umoja
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior accounting assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior accounting assistant
  • Interact with respective third party vendors via phone and email
  • Ensure that service timelines, quality, effectiveness and efficiency and continuously improved in the Client Accounting and Tax Services
  • Part of the Client Accounting and Tax Services team to meet and exceed service standards expected through structured training and on the job coaching provided
  • To backup, assist with and perform Client Accounting and Tax Services tasks
  • Reconciles inter-departmental invoices posted directly to accounts (e.g., Fast Copy, The Unions)
  • Receives payments for Residence Life’s revenue generating activities not billed through student bursar accounts (e.g., Conference Services, Off-Campus Housing office, auxiliary contracted services providers)
  • Completes other duties as assigned to meet Residence Life goals and objectives
  • Maintains high-quality customer service by providing general information to staff, students or external customers
  • Serves as backup for answering Executive Director’s phone in absence of Executive Director’s administrative support
  • Acts as courier backup in absence of student office assistants, including delivering incoming and outgoing mail to Residence Life’s district offices and sites and departmental campus units
Qualifications for senior accounting assistant
  • More than 2 years' experience in accounting function including 1 year experience working in an accounting firm (experience working in outsourced accounting Services is desirable)
  • Experience in an MYOB systems work environment or equivalent
  • External experience in a shared service or business process outsourcing engagement will be an added advantage
  • Experience working in a MNC or Malaysian Public listed company
  • Chartered Accountant or CFA (International)
  • 5-6 years’ experience of financial and/or management accounting experience
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Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior accounting assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting assistant
  • Distributes department PCards, bi-weekly paychecks, gift cards, service permits and golf cart keys to department staff and/or students
  • Sorts and distributes Residence Life’s daily mail and forwards general or improperly addressed mail, as appropriate
  • Records meeting minutes for FAB staff meetings, types and distributes minutes to FAB team and files in FAB folder for staff to use
  • Drafts written correspondence in response to general, routine inquiries or to request information
  • At the end of every fiscal year, packs and prepares all past fiscal year documentation and sends it to archiving
  • Updates front desk binders of duties and responsibilities with any new information or change
  • Keeps count of all documents received at the front desk for FAB services
  • Assists staff with special projects as directed and performs other duties as assigned
  • Reviews and reconciles various clearing accounts to ensure appropriate balances
  • Prepares worksheets and analyze accounts
Qualifications for senior accounting assistant
  • IFRS or US GAAP experience preferred
  • Knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP reporting with 5 years of financial reporting and analysis experience in a medium to large organization
  • Basic Corporate Banking product knowledge
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Experience with Essbase and Business Objects (BOxi) is desirable
  • Knowledge of business desktop applications (MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint)
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Senior Accounting Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior accounting assistant. 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 senior accounting assistant
  • Provides guidance and training (including the preparation of training materials) to staff at Headquarters and in the field with respect to transaction processing and the use of various systems such as the UN ERP System (Umoja) or the tax system
  • Submits monthly accruals
  • Tracks leases, maintenance and other contracts and communicates upcoming renewals in a timely manner
  • Creates correspondence, price bids and coordinates purchases with outside vendors
  • Supports internal billing of IT Infrastructure services
  • Ensures timely and accurate invoicing using PeopleSoft
  • May provide work direction to other permanent or temporary support staff associates
  • Banking and reporting
  • Assists with Department's administrative duties such as documents gathering for client onboarding, updatingand creation of client information in systems
  • Update clients' master files in the systems
Qualifications for senior accounting assistant
  • Financial Services accounting experience
  • Excellent analytical and self-motivational skills
  • Possession of valid Arizona driver’s license upon employment
  • Reporting and analysis of working capital utilisation from a cash perspective and improving information streams to deliver reliable and accurate cash forecasts for liquidity and planning purposes
  • Ability to grasp complex issues pay strict attention to details
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word Excel, and Outlook

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