How to write an Accounts Assistant job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Accounts Assistant job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Accounts Assistant job titles

    Accounting Assistant
    Accounting Clerk
    Accounts Clerk
    PT Accounts Clerk
    PT Accounting Assistant

Accounts Assistant job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Accounts Assistant job summary

Our company is looking for an accounts assistant to support the CFO and other members of the accounting team with day to day operations. The successful candidate will possess exceptional organisational and time management skills, and experience working successfully in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities will include maintaining daily worksheets and general ledger system, maintaining and completing files and records as needed, assisting with accounts payable and receivable duties, and providing general administrative support to management team and accounting department personnel. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail. Applicants with experience and familiarity in a similar role are strongly encouraged to apply.

Accounts Assistant responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Accounts Assistant responsibilities

    Process bills for payment
    Process vendor invoices
    Maintain files and electronic records
    Perform administrative tasks as needed
    Update and maintain accounts database
    Track and resolve accounting problems and discrepancies as needed

Accounts Assistant qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Accounts Assistant skills

    QuickBooks experience
    Associate or bachelor’s degree
    Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
    Knowledge of integrated accounting software
    Calm under pressure
    Available to work full-time

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