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Accountant Job Description and Job Specification

Accountant Job Description Sample 

This accountant job description sample is help you in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are well qualified for the job. Please revise this job description sample to meet your specific job duties and job responsibility. 


Accountant Job Duties: 

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information in a secure system. 

  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information in the system. 

  • Recommends best financial actions by analyzing accounting options. 

  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports. 

  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. 

  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. 

  • Guides all accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering all the questions. 

  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. 

  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups always. 

  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls. 

  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements. 

  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations. 

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 

  • Accomplishes the result by performing the duty. 

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 

  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions. 

  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends. 

  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential. 

Accountant Job Description Sample 


Accountant Requirements: 

  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and basic principles 

  • Awareness of business trends 

  • Knowledge of what going on in the market 

  • Strong knowledge about creating financial statements 

  • Accuracy and attention to details 

  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience 

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month end and year end close process 

  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills like the use of quick books 

  • Intermediate an understanding of accounting and reporting standards, gaining experience in researching as it relates to accounting issues 


Best Accountant skills & proficiencies: 

  • Accounting 

  • Corporate Finance 

  • Reporting Skills 

  • Focused to Detail 

  • Time Oriented 

  • Reporting Research Results 

  • Confidentiality 

  • Time Management 

  • Data Entry Management 

  • Accuracy in Math 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Accuracy 

  • Scheduling and Monitoring 

  • Communication Skills 

  • Problem Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills 

  • Initiative 

  • Team management 

  • Corporative 

  • Economics 

  • Keen to Learn new Techniques 

  • Confidentiality

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Accountant Job Description and Job Specification

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