An account officer is responsible to look after the financial part of a firm or a particular company.
He is also given the responsibility of financial planning and record keeping of all the account
The main purpose of an account officer is to analyze financial activities.
He is also responsible for promotion of all the products.
An account officer maintains the growth targets of finance in a company.
Helps in solving due accounts of the past.
The looks after managing financial risks.
He reviews all the necessary documents to avoid disputes.
If any financial problem arises, it is his duty to look after the matter and solve it.
He also looks for areas to cut the cost of the company. This helps in gaining profit.
He is responsible for all the client communications.
He looks after the quality standards to ensure clients are satisfied with the products.
Must be in charge of all the accounts maintained in the company.
Account officers prepare the budget for the companies they are working under. He compares previous years budgets and try to improve the drawbacks.
They should be prepared to lead during crisis.
An account officer must maintain payments and receipts.
He must ensure all the bills are paid properly.
Another important duty of an account officer is to look whether all the audit objectives and audit statements are responded properly.
Look after weekly/monthly reports.
Comfortable with computer handling. Should know how to handle accounts through computer systems.
Must have booking and financial accounting skills.
Professionalism is a must in every account officers.
Time management is compulsory.
Able to work with teams and lead during crisis.
Education and Experience
Possession of minimum B.SC degree in accounting or other related field.
Must have held the position of an Accounting Officer before with 2 yrs experience, having managed before in a travel agency, airline or GDS company is an added advantage.