Accounts Assistant job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of an Accounts Assistant job summary
Our company is looking for an accounts assistant to support the CFO and other members of the accounting team with day to day operations. The successful candidate will possess exceptional organizational and time management skills, and experience working successfully in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities will include maintaining daily worksheets and general ledger system, maintain and complete files and records as needed, assist with accounts payable and receivable duties, and provide general administrative support to management team and accounting department personnel. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail. Applicants with experience and familiarity in a similar role are strongly encouraged to apply.
Accounts Assistant responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Process bills for payment
- Process vendor invoices
- Maintain files and electronic records
- Perform administrative tasks as needed
- Update and maintain accounts database
- Track and resolve accounting problems and discrepancies as needed
Accounts Assistant qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- QuickBooks experience
- Associate or Bachelor’s degree
- Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
- Knowledge of integrated accounting software
- Calm under pressure
- Available to work full time