Junior Accountant Job Description

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

Last update : July 14, 2023

Junior Accountant Job Description

Junior accountants are entry-level accountants who perform routine bookkeeping duties.

Junior accountants typically do the following: reconcile the bank statement, prepare invoices, and maintain general ledger accounts.

Junior accountants are under the supervision of an accountant or bookkeeper.

The duties of a Junior Accountant may vary greatly by company, but general duties can include:

  1. Record all receipts and expenditures for an organization.
  2. Enter all items into the general ledger.
  3. Balance the general ledger.
  4. Reconcile the bank statement.

Job Brief

We’re looking for a Junior Accountant who has experience with bookkeeping and is comfortable working with numbers. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and be able to take on new tasks as they come up. We’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented and organized, and who is able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. If you are a self-starter with a positive attitude, then we want to hear from you!

Junior Accountant Duties

  • Perform all duties relating to accounting activities
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and reports, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and bank reconciliations
  • Oversee and review financial transactions and procedures with the appropriate departments
  • Review accounts payable s, accounts receivable, and payroll reports to ensure accuracy and ensure adherence to GAAP
  • Maintain all accounting records, systems, and reports, including cash flow analysis, accounts receivable aging, and accounts payable aging
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports in relation to general ledger, financial statements, and budgets
  • Maintain the organizational chart
  • Maintain accurate and timely completion of special projects and recurring tasks

Junior Accountant Responsibilities

  • Work with the Finance Manager to prepare monthly/quarterly/annual reports for Senior Management
  • accounts payable including invoices, purchase orders, and wire transfers
  • Process accounts receivable including monthly billing to customers
  • Process sales tax quarterly and monthly
  • Assist with general ledger reconciliations
  • Assist with tax filings, including 1099s, 1042s, and 940s
  • Execute other finance-related projects and tasks as assigned
  • Maintain and support corporate infrastructure
  • Perform other accounting-related tasks as assigned

Requirements And Skills

  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of experience in accounting or a related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in QuickBooks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from people of all race, religion, national origin, gender, and age.

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