- Accounting Assistant
Accounting clerks are responsible for a variety of tasks within the accounting department. Duties vary depending on the size of the company, i.e. they will be broader in scope working for a small company.
- Enter bills
- Maintain accounts in accounting software
- Record and control accounts receivable, accounts payable, accounting entries and the inventory master file
- Assist in compiling summary reports
- Perform account and bank reconciliations
Accounting clerks working for a small company may be called on to prepare financial statements and handle payroll.
Accounting clerks have to be versatile. They thorough, detail-oriented, have impeccable organizational skills, and are comfortable with numbers.
Employers are increasingly requiring proficiency in office software, spreadsheets and the main accounting software.