Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Specialist, Accounting Job Description

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Specialist, accounting provides support to ensure a successful implementation of a new EPR system to replace the mainframe-based Contract Accounting System (CAS).

Specialist, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assisting with the operational accounting function including preparation and reconciliation of invoices and payments
Application of payments in to the accounting system
Working with team to streamline accounting process, train junior staff and overseeing daily client tasks
Review and reconcile accounting reports and correct erroneous charges by tracking discrepancies to the source
Position uses knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and principles
Prepares a variety of straightforward special and recurring accounting related reports, summaries, financial statements, statistical reports, and reconciliations
Depositing receipts, initiating transfers and journal entries using on-line accounting systems
Balancing and reconciling department records with university accounting system
Communicating accounting policies and procedures
Investigate, negotiate and provide accounting resolutions with customers

Specialist, Accounting Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Specialist, Accounting

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

Education for Specialist, Accounting

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the specialist, accounting 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 Specialist, Accounting

Desired skills for specialist, accounting include:

Accounting
GAAP
SAP
Automatic Invoice Matching system
IFRS
Lawson 9.01
MS Word and Excel
Mainframe A/P systems
Mainframe Accounts Payables systems
Process flows in the department

Desired experience for specialist, accounting includes:

Establish new vendors, including ensuring all necessary paperwork is on file
Reconcile bank accounts, post information and balance general or subsidiary ledgers, process payments and compile segments of monthly closings, annual reports
Contact other departments and/or outside agencies to resolve problems
Advanced computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) and Quickbooks
Participates in various month end closing processes including journal entries, analysis and reconciliations
Ability to communicate complex, dynamic financial and operational information clearly and succinctly

Specialist, Accounting Examples

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Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of specialist, accounting. 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 specialist, accounting
  • Process daily book transfers between the company’s varying bank accounts to ensure settlement from 3rd party processors is available when due
  • Compile and maintain manual check outstanding lists for Trust and Returns which support respective bank account reconciliations
  • Prepare and submit various daily and monthly reports for management review
  • Reviews Credit balances on customers advertising accounts, advertising billing tasks such as but not limited to
  • Cross-functional coordination with the company’s large, international treasury department
  • Accounts payable and credit card processing for multiple entities (personal, corporate, foundation), general ledger coding, check and wire preparation
  • Maintaining and review General Ledger
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly financial statements and all supporting schedules (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, cash projections and other schedules)
  • Preparing information for the banks related to bank loans, including compliance, borrowing activity, interest and bank coordination
  • Maintaining budgets and preparing variance analysis reports
Qualifications for specialist, accounting
  • Proficient in payroll, a/p, a/r and billing systems
  • Advanced understanding of spreadsheet software with the demonstrated ability to learn software applications
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with people in various job capacities
  • Demonstrated ability to research financial data
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, Internet Explorer, and Database Management Application software
  • Analytical ability to recognize complexities, key inter-relationships and patterns in problems, data or events
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Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a specialist, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for specialist, accounting
  • Financial Accounting Operations
  • Assist in reconciling accounts and evaluating the accuracy and effectiveness of the accounting system
  • Provide processing, analyzing, and summarizing transactions and related data, and properly classifying accounting transactions
  • Reconciling cash accounts, preparing supporting schedules and documentation, and ensuring that proper entries are made into the accounting system to facilitate the preparation of the
  • Prepare monthly journal entries related to prepaid items
  • Perform random post audits on expense reports processed through online travel system
  • Utilize various on-line screens and documents to perform duties
  • Audit AAF, spiff, bundle, trailing credits claims
  • Serve as a resource person specifically to the MBA Program, Study Abroad, Career Service, , to the College
  • Prepares or verifies and encodes purchase requisitions, internal billings, Pcard transactions, disbursement vouchers, funds transfers, distributions of income, and expense
Qualifications for specialist, accounting
  • Knowledge of Accounts Receivable and General Ledger system and process
  • Must have excellent communication skills and strong analytical skills
  • Proficient use of applicable technology (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly
  • Ability to gather information by reviewing fiscal systems and documents
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and work independently
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Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of specialist, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for specialist, accounting
  • Provide long term construction project accounting support for the Comprehensive Service Solution Center division (CSS)
  • Maintains all vendor records
  • Additional responsibilities may include researching and resolving outstanding (uncashed) checks
  • Ensure corporate centres process transactions in a timely manner
  • Ensure other departments submit adjustments in a timely manner
  • Report results to Corporate
  • Complete the account reconciliations
  • Identify and execute action items to resolve reconciliation variances
  • Reporting qualifying risk items
  • Create shipments to apply on contracts
Qualifications for specialist, accounting
  • Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established fiscal policies and procedures
  • Understanding of Excel, Word, Access and general ledger software applications
  • Be familiar with operational areas within a bank
  • Taking initiative to learn various systems to convert to the T-Recs reconciliation software and being a lead resource for the system
  • Ability to complete and enter routine journal entries
  • Exposure to payroll software programs
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Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a specialist, accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for specialist, accounting
  • Execute in-scope processes on time and with the highest level of quality
  • Purchase and hedge grain as needed
  • Analyze & resolve assigned general ledger accounts
  • Verifying employee travel expense reports
  • Processing high volume Accounts Payable
  • Reconciling AP reports with internal employees and external vendors
  • AP Processing
  • Month-end AP accruals and account reconciliations for all three entities
  • AR Invoicing
  • Mitigate escalated AR processing and payment posting issues be the primary interface with our vendor team
Qualifications for specialist, accounting
  • Qualified Accountant with significant experience within a large multinational organization
  • Experience of working within a matrix structure
  • English is advantage
  • Numeracy skills, detail oriented
  • Must possess the ability to provide extraordinary service to both internal and external clients
  • Must possess a demonstrable set of organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
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Specialist, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of specialist, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for specialist, accounting
  • Ensure compliance to and maintenance of internal controls in accordance with local tax and accounting legislation
  • Minimum 1 year of accounting / tax or audit experience within multinational organization
  • Experience with reporting of US GAAP
  • Accounts Payable (invoice entry & coding, vendor research/reconciliation, issue payments, expense allocation, approvals)
  • Purchasing & Asset Tracking (purchase requisition and orders, vendor maintenance, record keeping, asset administration)
  • Accounts Receivable (document verification, dispute reconciliation, upfront fee check & credit card processing)
  • Assist in monthly close activities
  • Performs Department Time Administrator (DTA) responsibilities to ensure accurate time recording for payroll using TAS and approves hours worked in PeopleSoft
  • Process and/or approves travel request in Concur
  • Purchases office supplies and computer equipment through Sunrise
Qualifications for specialist, accounting
  • Must possess knowledge of loan core processing systems and optical storage systems
  • Manage work stream of client accounts payable processing, including obtaining appropriate approvals for processing
  • Accurately enter client accounts payable invoices into the system
  • Scanning and filing of all accounts payable invoices and payments
  • Other accounts payable duties as needed
  • HS Diploma, some college/tech training is preferred

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