Sample accounting professional job description

[Company X] is looking for an experienced and dedicated accounting professional to maintain and interpret all company financial records. This person will be responsible for a variety of financial tasks crucial to the success of our business, including invoicing and collecting accounts receivable, performing weekly reconciliation of accounts, and handling year-end tax reporting activities. As a go-to financial expert, the accounting professional will help identify areas for streamlining processes and achieving greater efficiencies while assisting with the smooth daily operations of our finance department.

Objectives of this role

  • Perform accounting duties within a fast-paced finance department while adhering to established standards
  • Manage accounts receivable, following up on invoices when necessary
  • Liaise with the accounts payable and payroll departments
  • Help uphold the integrity of the company’s finances
  • Ensure that the company adheres to applicable local and national regulations that impact finances


  • Examine financial statements and records to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance
  • Support our tax professionals in preparing quarterly estimates and annual returns
  • Inspect and update all documentation and systems related to accounting and company finances
  • Help establish company best practices related to accounting
  • Suggest thoughtful, scalable approaches to reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving margins

Required skills and qualifications

  • Proficiency with standard systems and spreadsheets for invoicing and billing
  • Knowledge of standard accounting and bookkeeping principles and best practices
  • Significant experience with office productivity applications, with a strong aptitude for learning new systems and approaches
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities at the same time, whether working independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of company financial information

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in an accounting role 
  • Competency with at least one financial planning software package