Certified Public Accountant Job Description

This Certified Public Accountant job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Certified Public Accountant 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 a Certified Public Accountant is to:

  • Perform regular and detailed audits for ensuring accuracy in expenditures, investments, and financial documents
  • Analyze transactions and also prepare reports
  • Organize and update financial records as needed

Certified Public Accountant Job Description

We are hiring a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for joining the accounting department of our company. You will do various accounting tasks such as prepare, review and analyze our company’s financial reports. Your ultimate goal would be to make sure that our accounting and financial operations are accurate and in compliance with all regulations.
In order to succeed in this role, you must have expert-level knowledge of all auditing, budgeting and bookkeeping procedures. You must also have the ability to monitor our daily financial transactions and recommend ways for improvement. Most importantly, you must have prior similar experience as well as a degree or professional certification 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.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA or CFA)
  • Prior experience as a Senior Accountant or a Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience of working with MS Excel, especially pivot tables, advanced formulas and VLOOKUPs
  • Experience of working with accounting software (e.g. Zoho, FreshBooks)
  • Sound knowledge of all financial and accounting procedures
  • Sound knowledge of all accounting regulations, especially GAAP
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A keen eye for details
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude


  • Performing regular and detailed audits for ensuring accuracy in expenditures, investments, and financial documents
  • Analyzing transactions and also preparing reports
  • Organizing and updating financial records as needed
  • Liaising with Tax Accountants for tracking tax returns and payments
  • Regularly monitoring all bookkeeping activities
  • Keeping the financial information of the company secure and confidential
  • Establishing accounting procedures and policies
  • Staying aware of all cha nges and developments in regulations
  • Forecasting revenue and also analyzing profit margins
  • Overseeing ledger reconciliation and also managing accounts payable and receivable
  • Participating in the budget formation processes
  • Regularly reporting the company’s financial status to the senior management