Accounting Clerk – Job Description
The Accounting Clerk will be responsible for the performance of a variety of duties from backroom calculations to front desk customer service. Responsibilities will include posting the day's receipts, filing and tallying deposits, coding, totaling, batching, entering, verifying and reconciling transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchase orders, cheques, invoices, cheque requisitions, and bank statements. Other responsibilities will include the compilation of budget data and documents based on estimated revenues, expenses and previous budgets, and the performance of related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems.
Energy & Stress
Accountability and Dependability
Ethics and Integrity
Audits accounts to make sure that payments are timely, computes interest charges and codes documents for loan officers.
Checks other people's work to make sure that their final figures are correct, noting errors and the causes of any miscalculations.
Utilizes computer systems to run databases, pay bills and order supplies.
Provides customer service, accepting payments or providing refunds.
Contacts individuals with delinquent accounts.
Calculates, prepares and issues documents related to accounts such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements
Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchase orders, cheques, invoices, cheque requisitions, and bank statements
Compiles budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets
Prepares period or cost statements or reports
Calculates costs of materials, overhead and other expenses based on estimates, quotations, and price lists
Responds to customer inquiries, maintains good customer relations and solves problems
Performs related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.
Stay current with all regulations, practices, tax laws, reporting requirements and industry trends
Performs other duties as required.
Minimum three years working experience in accounting required
Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements
Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
Computer literate, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail
Ability to adapt to and learn new software
Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
Attention to detail in all areas of work
High level of personal integrity
Strong work ethic
Confident, consistent, decisive personality