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Job Description Staff Accountant

Short Description:

Establish, interpret and analyze complex accounting records of financial statements. These may include general accounting, costing or budget data. Examine, analyze and interpret accounting records for management.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  •      Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
  •      Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
  •      Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  •      Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  •      Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
  •      Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
  •      Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  •      Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
  •      Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

Skills/Requirements/Qualifications

  •      Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  •      Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  •      Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  •      Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of office and accounting software.
  •      Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  •      Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  •      Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Job Zones

  •      Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  •      Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  •      English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  •      Computers and Electronics: Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  •      Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  •      Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  •      Law and Government: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Job Category

Accounting

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