An entry-level staff accountant works in the financial industry. Somebody in this type of position will have a variety of different duties that they must perform on a day to day basis. Every company that needs a person in this type of position is different, though they all need somebody to look over their finances and to assist with auditing and taxes. Some companies may require more duties of their entry-level staff accountants, depending on what the company needs.
An entry-level staff accountant usually will work indoors in an office. They may work closely to with other people in the company, or they may work alone. As far as qualifications go, most companies will want a bachelor's degree, in spite of this being an entry-level position. Other companies want candidates to at least be working towards a bachelor's or a master's degree in taxing or accounting. Some companies are a bit more lax about their requirements, but a degree is almost always preferred. A person may also be required to pass a CPA exam, in order to be qualified. A typical day for a person in this position includes typical 9-5 type hours, though hours may vary from company to company.
Entry-level Staff Accountant Tasks
Work with other financial and organizational staff to assure compliance with internal and external accounting practices.
Assist with the preparation and development of key financial reports.
Prepare financial reports for staff accountants or accounting managers to analyze and use for decision making.