Accounting Assistant Job Description

accounting assistant job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Accounting Assistant Job Description

An accounting assistant is a position held by individuals, usually female and between the ages of 18-35, who assist an accounting firm with clerical tasks.

Accounting assistants may do tasks such as prepare envelopes and mailings, file papers, receive payments and track expenses.

Accounting assistants may be asked to communicate to clients via telephone and email.

Accounting assistants may also work alongside accounting professionals on more complex tasks such as processing payroll or preparing financial statements.

Accountants often hire accounting assistants to gain more experience by allowing them to gain experience in the field while they earn their bachelor’s degree.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for an Accounting Assistant to join our team! This person will be responsible for helping with various accounting tasks, such as invoicing, data entry, and reconciliation. If you have a strong attention to detail and are motivated to learn, we want to hear from you!

Accounting Assistant Duties:

  • Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and other financial reports
  • Maintain general ledger accounts, accounts receivable, and payable records
  • Establish and maintain accurate records
  • Record transactions from invoices, purchase orders, deposits, and receipts
  • Follow up on discrepancies and resolve them
  • Maintain accounts payable and receivable files
  • Assist with annual audit

Accounting Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Track daily income and expenses, and keep daily, weekly, and monthly reports in the required format
  • Make deposits, make withdrawals, reconcile transactions, open new accounts, and record sales
  • Maintain database by entering, updating, and deleting account information and transactions
  • Work with vendors to resolve billing and administrative issues
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining records and files
  • Perform clerical tasks as required

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of higher education and experience in accounting or a related field
  • 1+ years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or other financial-related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

We at [Company Name] believe that diversity is key to a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals. We’re committed to building an inclusive team that reflects the diversity of our communities.

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