The primary responsibility of the Accountant is accounting, budget planning and control, cash management, treasury, and tax handling functions.
The Accountant provides timely and accurate financial record keeping and reporting as directed by management.
A typical job description for the Accountant role may include:
Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports.
Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
Reports organization's finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks.
Works under general supervision.
A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
The Accountant typically serves as member of team leadership and is considered a technical professional within the organization. As such, the Accountant provides difficult technical tasks. The organization will depend on this person's implementation experience. The Accountant generally is responsible for self-sufficiency. As such, the Accountant provides small project responsibility. The organization will depend on this person's technical supervision.
Accountant Job Responsibilities
The Accountant generally has the following
Maintaining financial records in accordance with GAAP and organizational standards.
Creating reports on financial performance for internal and external use.
Performing balance sheet and P&L reconciliations.
Creating and utilizing automated tools for the updating, analyzing and reporting of consolidated financial results.
The complete Accountant Manager's Guide
includes the 23
key competencies expected of Accountant. The report defines each Competency
in detail. The report also explains what level of proficiency Accountant
should have in that Competency, as well as how important that Competency is to performing
the role well.
Among the 23 Competencies for Accountant is...
You may observe several behaviors in a person that could be strong indicators of his or her capabilities in the Accounting competency. The Accountant is expected to demonstrate Working experience in the Accounting competency. To demonstrate Working experience in the Accounting competency, one should demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to use the methods, processes, and tools for maintaining and preparing financial statements and reports.
Works with financial transactions and related documentation within the organization.
Maintains existing charts of accounts.
Participates in accounting practices of classifying and recording financial data.
Utilizes cost monitoring practices, techniques and considerations.
Follows regulations for entering and reporting the financial content in major accounting systems.