Accounting Specialist Job Description

An accounting specialist is a person who performs specific accounting functions.

Accounting specialists may prepare accounting reports for businesses, government agencies, or individuals.

They may also compile and analyze financial data.

A specialist’s duties may include making journal entries and completing tax forms.

An accounting specialist’s duties may also involve preparing balance sheets, income statements, and/or other financial documents that summarize a company’s finances.

Specialists typically work under the supervision of an accounting manager or a senior accountant.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Accounting Specialist who is able to provide accurate and timely financial information to support decision making within the organization. The Specialist will maintain financial records, prepare financial statements and support the accounting team in various ad-hoc tasks.

Accounting Specialist Duties:

  • Keep financial records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, in proper order
  • Ensure all reports are accurate, up to date and compliant with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Record significant financial transactions and document transactions in financial records
  • Develop and maintain computerized accounting systems
  • Produce financial statements and reports, including cash flow, balance sheet, profit and loss, and income statement
  • Produce reports, including inventory and cash flow
  • Support accounting staff with clerical tasks

Accounting Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Assist in weekly, monthly, and annual financial, marketing, public relations, and strategic planning activities
  • Develop, implement, and maintain accounting and reporting systems
  • Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial and operational reports
  • Assist in planning and executing budgets, inventories, and cash flow projections as needed
  • Perform bank reconciliations, processing vendor payments and invoices, and reconcile bank and credit card accounts
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions and prepare various financial documents
  • Assist with preparation of financial statements, tax filings, and other reporting as required
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions and prepare various financial documents
  • Act as backup accounting staff when other staff is unavailable

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • 5+ years’ accounting experience
  • Ability to analyze financial statements, and identify and correct errors
  • Knowledge of debits and credits, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets
  • Experience preparing invoices and maintaining documentation

[Company Name] an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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