Accounting Officer Job Description

The accounting officer is the business official who oversees the accounting function, which is responsible for collecting and recording an organization’s financial transactions.

The accounting officer typically reports to the chief financial officer (CFO).

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an experienced Accounting Officer to join our team and help us continue to grow. As our Accounting Officer, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including maintaining financial records, preparing financial reports, and assisting with budgeting and forecasting. If you are a detail-oriented and organized individual with a passion for numbers, we want to hear from you!

Accounting Officer Duties:

  • Research and interpret financial information
  • Assist with budgeting and financial planning
  • Conduct financial audits
  • Identify and prosecute fraud and other financial irregularities
  • Process payroll and accounts payable
  • Monitor day-to-day accounting operations

Accounting Officer Responsibilities:

  • Accurately process, review, submit, and reconcile all daily transactions including sales invoices and purchases invoices
  • Assist with payroll duties including reviewing and submitting timesheets, and managing overtime
  • Accounting pre-close, and post-close responsibilities, including preparing journal entries, adjusting trial balance, completing month-end closing, and performing account reconciliations
  • Manage accounting operations, including processing account payables, account receivables, petty cash, and cash applications
  • Track and analyze accounting data and prepare monthly financial reports for management review
  • Document accounting processes and procedures and assist in training employees
  • Assist with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and expense reimbursement
  • Conduct internal audits and document corrective actions to address areas of improvement
  • Oversee and assist with IT needs, including network management, server maintenance, and hardware

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Proficiency in Quickbooks, Sage, or cloud-based accounting software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all races, religions, nationalities, genders, , and ages.