Sample accounting clerk job description

At [CompanyX], our financial success is fueled by the accuracy of our facts and figures. That’s why we are proud to staff some of the most skilled financial experts in the industry. We’d like to add a highly skilled accounting clerk to our team to support our finance team with daily operations. Our ideal candidate has a natural passion for math and eagerness to learn more about financial planning, tax planning, and budgeting. Under the direction of the financial manager, the thriving accounting clerk will update and maintain financial records, reconcile bank statements, and manage our accounting databases. He or she will join like-minded financial experts continually focused on sharpening their skills and dedicated to growing into financial managers.

Objectives of this role

  • Perform routine clerical accounting duties within a fast-paced finance department, while adhering to established accounting standards
  • Be a resource for accounts payable and receivable
  • Assist in year-end audit requests
  • Execute accurate reporting, filing, and database management in multiple systems
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups, keeping information confidential.
  • Continue training with classes, workshops, and networking events

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Verify and post details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and totals accounts to ledgers and databases
  • Process journal entries an reconcile bank statements in comparison to general ledger
  • Prepare consolidated internal and external financial statements by analyzing information from the general ledger system
  • Review and balance internal accounts, analyze variances, and prepare appropriate reports, and monitor depreciable assets with financial software
  • Match, batch, and coding vendor invoices
  • Prepare and interpret financial summaries and provide reports to management on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Participate in month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, sales tax computations, and other accounting duties in a timely manner

Skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • Natural proficiency with math
  • Knowledge of basic financial, tax, and accounting principles
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with aptitude to learn new systems

Preferred qualifications

  • 1-2 years of clerical accounting experience
  • Experience with financial planning software