Accountant

Category: Accounting / Finance Roles

Accountant Job Responsibilities:
Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.

Accountant General Job Duties:

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information
  • Recommends 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 accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Accountant General Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Reporting Research Results
  • Confidentiality
  • Time Management
  • Data Entry Management
  • General Math Skills