An Accounting Assistant supports a company in its day-to-day accounting duties with the focus on administrative, clerical, and data-entry duties.
Uploads and scans documents for entry into the company’s document-tracking software.
Files, sorts and faxes documents and correspondence.
Answers phone calls; reviews documents for accuracy and completeness; tracks inventory; and works on spread sheets.
Reports directly to a senior accountant or controller.
Accounting assistants usually must have at least a high school degree, though some positions may require some college experience or prior work experience.
Expected to have some bookkeeping knowledge or experience, especially in generally accepted accounting principles.
Must be proficient with standard office software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as accounting and bookkeeping software such as Quick books.