An accounting assistant supports a company in its day-to-day accounting duties. One of the main differences between an accountant and an accounting assistant is that an accounting assistant focuses on administrative, clerical, and data-entry duties. For example, the accounting assistant may upload and scan documents for entry into the company's document-tracking software. The accounting assistant may perform other duties such as processing invoices; filing, sorting, and faxing documents and correspondence; answering phone calls; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness; tracking inventory; and working on spreadsheets.
Accounting Assistant Tasks
Compile reports for insurance billings.
Update phone numbers and addresses, and keep payers up to date.
Monitor and follow up on outstanding claims every 14 days.
Perform billing-related duties as necessary.