Accountant Job Description

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Accountant Job Description


Job Title:                Accountant
Company Job Code: _____________________
Division/Department: ____________________
Reports to:             Manager
Last Revision Date: _____________________
Salary Grade/Band: _____________________



SUMMARY

Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information, preparing profit and loss statements, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepare profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
  2. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  3. Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  4. Analyze and review budgets and expenditures for local, state, federal, and private funding, contracts, and grants.
  5. Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  6. Prepare and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  7. Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.
  8. Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  9. Resolve accounting discrepancies.
  10. Recommend, develop and maintain financial data bases, computer software systems and manual filing systems.
  11. Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems.
  12. Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop the annual operating budget and consult with departmental management on the fiscal aspects of program planning, salary recommendations, and other administrative actions.
  2. Provide accounting policy orientation for new staff.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications. Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections. This is normally acquired through a combination of the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, three to five years of accounting experience and successful completion of Charted Account exams.
  2. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.




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