The primary job duty of the accounting supervisor is managing and collaborating with a small accounting team. All other accountants in the organization report to the accounting supervisor and go to them with questions or issues. Customer and client service is also a primary responsibility of the accounting supervisor. The supervisor fields calls or emails daily from clients, helping them if they have issues and ensuring they receive high quality services. If the firm works within a larger company, the accounting supervisor will report to executives or a board of directors on the accounting department's process.
The accounting supervisor must have extensive accounting experience, typically at least five years, and prior experience performing in a supervisory or management role. An accounting supervisor also must possess extensive communication skills, including the ability to relay expectations and needs to their subordinates.
Accounting Supervisor Tasks
- Review and edit accounting entries and transactions for accuracy and proper documentation.
- Prepare and maintain financial reports while supervising a team of accountants.