Assistant Accountant (Immediately)

Full Time @ Rise Enterprise Sector: Accounting, Finance & Banking
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : September 13, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

An assistant accountant is a junior member of the finance team, usually reporting to the financial accountant, management accountant or finance manager.

They provide essential day-to-day accounting support to more senior team members, such as preparing financial statements and accounts, budgeting, managing ledgers, processing invoices and VAT returns.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintaining financial records by analysing balance sheets and general ledger accounts
  • Processing weekly payroll accurately and timely
  • Preparing and verifying bank deposits and carrying out bank reconciliations
  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing purchase orders
  • Completing financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Entering financial information into appropriate software programmes
  • Coordinating internal and external audits
  • Recording office expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget
  • Preparing annual budgets and completing the year-end analysis
  • Reporting on debtors and creditors
  • Handling accruals and prepayments
  • Managing monthly budgeting tasks
  • Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods

Assistant Accountant job qualifications and requirements

Although a Bachelor’s degree isn’t a requirement, it may be advantageous in helping candidates secure a career in accounting or finance, of which an Assistant Accountant is generally the first step. Degrees in the following industries may work especially in jobseekers’ advantage:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Mathematics

An Assistant Accountant job description should also highlight the following skills.

  • The ability to produce accurate financial reports
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Discretion as there will likely be sensitive information and figures discussed
  • The ability to work to strict time constraints
  • The ability to prioritise work
  • An organised and methodical approach to a task

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