Accounting Assistant Job Description

This Accounting Assistant job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Accounting Assistant job description, its requirements, and responsibilities, given in this template can be modified according to the specific need of your company.

The primary job role of an Accounting Assistant is to:

  • Create and update expense reports
  • Process reimbursement forms
  • Reconcile invoices and also identify discrepancies

Accounting Assistant Job Description

We are hiring a qualified Accounting Assistant for performing daily accounting tasks so as to support the finance team of our company. Your responsibility would be to reconcile invoices, enter financial transactions into our internal databases and manage expense reports and reimbursements. Your ultimate goal would be helping our Accounting department in smooth, efficient and transparent transactions.
In order to succeed in this role, you must have a sound knowledge of the latest bookkeeping procedures as well as a solid background in Accounting. So, if you like to work in a fast-paced environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA or CFA)
  • Prior experience as an Accounting Clerk or an Accounting Assistant
  • Experience with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks) and MS Excel, especially in creating spreadsheets
  • Sound knowledge of all bookkeeping as well as accounting procedures
  • Exceptional mathematical skills and a keen eye for details
  • Sound knowledge of financial regulations
  • Ability to understand as well as handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude

Responsibilities

  • Creating and updating expense reports
  • Processing reimbursement forms
  • Reconciling invoices and identifying discrepancies
  • Preparing bank deposits
  • Entering financial transactions data into internal databases
  • Maintaining physical as well as digital financial records
  • Issuing invoices to external partners and customers, as needed
  • Checking spreadsheets for accuracy
  • Reviewing and filing payroll documents
  • Participating in monthly, quarterly and annual audits