A company accountant performs accounting tasks for their organization. They often work on an accounting or financial team, though much of their work is carried out independently. Duties typically performed by company accountants include keeping track of accounts, maintaining a ledger and journal entries, and writing reports (such as on budget and earnings). Company accountants may also be required to make presentations, and they must make sure that organizational departments are adhering to regulations and company guidelines.
The company accountant is also responsible for entering invoices into their organization's computer-based system, as well as processing transactions. They might also have to carry out billing and direct bills towards clients. These accountants perform analysis on company transactions, takes care of accounts receivable, and follow up on billing needs. They might also be in charge of setting and administering budgets within their company.
To be a company accountant, generally a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting is necessary. Relevant experience is also typically required, and proficiency with basic computer software is necessary. Company accountants typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although alternative and/or additional hours may be needed depending on their employers' needs.
Company Accountant Tasks
Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
Maintain general ledger as needed.