Accounting technicians may work in a variety of environments, including in financial, clerical, or support roles. They perform a variety of duties for accounting firms or departments, such as preparing accounts, handling invoices, handle bookkeeping, and monitor budgets They also often monitor departmental resources, manage payroll, write reports, and audit work.
Accounting technicians must maintain professional relationships not only with their supervisor, but other office staff and clients. These professionals must be proficient with various accounting software and have a working knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office. Most of the time, accounting technician work in an office setting during regular business hours. They may be self-employed, as well, handling a wide variety of accounting-related tasks.
This position typically requires basic accounting knowledge, which could include a combination of previous work experience with vocational or technical school or an associate's degree in a general accounting.
Accounting Technician Tasks
- Sort documents and post debits/credits to proper account .
- Verify amounts and codes on various forms for accuracy.
- Balance entries and make necessary corrections.
- Maintain and make necessary adjustments to records and/or logs such as journals, payroll/ time reports, or property records.
- Verify and reconcile simple bank statements or department records.