Accountant Associate Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs entry-level professional detailed accounting assignments
requiring knowledge of accounting theory and principles.
first in a series of five classifications. Incumbents perform some
tasks that are similar to those of the Accounting Assistant Senior
classification but are required to perform a wider range or
diversity of accounting tasks that require fundamental applications
of accounting theories and principles. It is distinguished from the
Accountant classification in that incumbents typically perform
simple reconciliation or schedule preparations, have work regularly
monitored by a higher-level accountant and perform some
Examples of Duties:
- Prepares straightforward or recurring accounting schedules,
statements or reports for management or outside agencies to
reflect financial situation; assists higher level accountants in
more complex or specialized assignments.
- Arranges different types of data into a variety of formats
(i.e., charts, graphs, and tables) for management comparison
- Reviews reports, fund or account statements and bank
statements; investigates irregularities and reports to
supervisor; makes adjustments and necessary journal entries.
- Records revenues, disbursements, expenses or other
transactions by posting to records or ledgers; takes trial
balances and prepares simple analyses and/or reports.
- Analyzes transactions and documents procedures to ensure
compliance with accounting principles and university
- Analyzes accounting data and makes general interpretations
- Advises lower level staff regarding appropriate accounting
procedures and methods.
- Reviews computer reports and investigates, and reports or
corrects inconsistencies and errors.
- Performs steps in analysis, such as computing standard
- Trains and monitors or reviews work of clerical accounting
- Keeps informed by researching and evaluating appropriate
professional and related legal literature as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of accounting practices, procedures and generally
accepted accounting principles.
- Skill in performing detailed numerical computations.
- Skill in preparing detailed reports.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in the use of computer hardware and software.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field; OR, Four years'
professional accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination
of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge,
skills and abilities have been achieved.
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