Accounting Technician in United States
at a Confidential Company
Industry: Banking / Financial Services
Specialization: Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: 1 - 3 years
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Description
Accounting Technician Job Description

*Accounting technicians work for both private and public sector organisations, where they undertake a wide range of accountancy, financial and taxation tasks.

*Accounting technicians carry out a range of practical accounting tasks, working toward the collation, checking and analysis of financial information.


Duties and Responsibilities

*Administering payrolls;

*Auditing internal and external accounts;

*Controlling income and expenditure budgets;

*Liaising with managerial staff, colleagues and clients;

*Arranging payments for invoices;

*Undertaking financial administration;

*Calculating end of year accounts;

*Monitoring financial transactions;

*Book-keeping;

*Preparing accounts, reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements;

Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation.

*Although they often work with and assist chartered accountants, many provide independent accounting services.


Qualifications and Training

*There are two vocational qualification routes - the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Accounting qualification, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician qualification (CAT).


Skills and Specifications

*A thorough, methodical approach;

*Abilty in and confidence with maths;

*Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

*Excellent commercial sense;

*Good IT skills, particularly in the use of spreadsheets;

*Self-motivation;

*The ability to work as part of a team.

*An understanding of business practices gained through work experience may be helpful.

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