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Sample accounting clerk job description

At [Company X], our financial success is fueled by the accuracy of our facts and figures. That’s why we’re proud to have some of the most skilled finance experts on our staff. We’d like to add a highly qualified accounting clerk to support the daily operations of the finance team. The ideal candidate has a natural passion for math and an eagerness to learn more about financial planning, tax strategy, and budgeting. Under the direction of the financial manager, the accounting clerk will update and maintain records, reconcile bank statements, and manage the accounting databases. This person will join like-minded experts who are continually focused on sharpening their skills and advancing in their profession.

Objectives of this role

  • Perform routine clerical accounting duties within a fast-paced finance department while adhering to established standards
  • Serve as a resource for the accounts payable and accounts receivable teams
  • Assist with year-end audit requests
  • Execute accurate reporting, filing, and database management in multiple systems
  • Secure financial information by conducting database backups and maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Continue training with classes, workshops, and networking events


  • Verify and post details about business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and total accounts to ledgers and databases
  • Prepare consolidated internal and external financial statements by analyzing information from general ledger system
  • Review and balance internal accounts, analyze variances, prepare reports, and monitor depreciable assets using financial software
  • Match, batch, and code vendor invoices
  • Prepare and interpret financial summaries and provide reports to managers on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Participate in month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, and sales tax computations

Required skills and qualifications

  • Natural proficiency with math
  • Knowledge of basic financial, tax, and accounting principles
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with office productivity applications and aptitude for learning new systems

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in finance or accounting
  • One or two years of experience in clerical accounting
  • Experience with financial planning software
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