Accountant Job Description
Use this accountant sample job description template to advertise accountant vacancies at your company. Remember to change responsibilities and requirements based on the needs of your organization.
We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and dedicated Accountant to join our finance department and help in managing the financial success of the business. You should have a firm understanding of accounting & financial principles, practices and regulations as well as possessing strong computer, verbal and written communication skills.
To succeed in this role you will have to be confident working with large amounts of data, comfortable when working to tight deadlines and happy to report and present your work to senior management. At all times tou must be able to exemplify a professional and detail-oriented approach to your work. Ultimately, you will be providing the business with accurate information on our financial position and cash flows as well as ensuring we’re compliant on tax and other accounting regulations.
Compile, analyze, and report on company accounts and financial data.
Prepare budget forecasts and prepare financial reports and statements
Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
Performing audits and solve for discrepancies
Calculate and prepare tax returns
Complying with all financial regulations
Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
Report on and present the company’s financial health to senior managers
Comply with financial policies and regulations
Present accurate data to assist management in the decision-making process
Previous work experience as an accountant
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or similar
Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus
Excellent understanding of accounting principles, regulations and procedures
Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills
Ethical behavior and a strong attention to detail
Hands-on experience with accounting software as well as advanced MS Excel skills
Sample Accountant Interview Questions
Once you receive applications to your accountant job post on DirectlyApply you will need to conduct an interview with each of the job seekers.
Resources & tools to help you hire
Job Description Templates
Beautifully crafted job description templates to attract the best people to your role.
Sample Interview Questions
Tried and tested interview questions that help you hire the right candidate.
Free Applicant Tracking System
Effortlessly track all your candidate applications in our free ATS
Get your jobs on Facebook, Google and hundreds of other sites.
Job Description Grader
Ensure that your job descriptions are unbiased and inclusive to all.
Job Description Builder
Quickly create the perfect job description for your job vacancies.
Company Career Pages
Showcase all your vacancies on your bespoke career page
Power your bulk recruitment efforts programmatically