Sample Assistant Accountant Job Description

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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Assistant Accountant job summary

Our office is looking for an assistance to join our fast-pact company. 2+ years' experience in accounting assistance or a similar role is required for this position, preferably directly under a Certified Public Accountant. A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably with an accounting concentration. Applicants with Associate's degrees with be considered if they have 5+ years of experience. We are looking to fill this position immediately, so candidates with immediate availability will take precedence. If you'd like to work in a company with the opportunity to advance in your accounting career, apply now.

Assistant Accountant responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Assistant Accountant responsibilities

  • Work directly under a Certified Public Accountant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Check financial documents for error
  • Prepare monthly reports
  • Send, receive, and document invoices

Assistant Accountant requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Assistant Accountant requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Concentration in accounting preferred
  • Associate's degree with 5+ years' experience will be considered
  • Prior experience working with a Certified Public Accountant
  • 2+ years' experience for applicants with Bachelor's degrees
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks
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