Job Description Template: Accounting Manager

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Accounting Manager position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your company’s vision for this role.

Accounting Manager Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$75,000–$85,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

As our accounting manager, you'll be responsible for supervising and evaluating many of the day-to-day activities in our financial department. You'll develop and implement systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting financial information and partner with senior members to advance our company's goals. In this leadership position, you'll be expected to professionally and accurately communicate financial information and work closely with junior staff members, serving as a mentor who guides and manages performance.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Plan and implement our financial strategy with other team members
  • Make informed recommendations to key decision makers
  • Manage general financial processes, such as accounts payable/receivable, general ledger system, budgeting, and tax preparation
  • Forecast and monitor cash flow
  • Coordinate monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting and audits
  • Produce and analyze financial statements and reports
  • Initiate corrective actions as needed
  • Enforce proper accounting policies and methods
  • Help junior staff members develop through our training program
  • Comply with current laws, regulations, and reporting deadlines
  • Maintain fiscal files and records

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5 years of work experience in accounting or a similar role
  • Proven knowledge of US GAAP, laws, and regulations
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills
  • Tax software, QuickBooks, and Microsoft 365 proficiency
  • CPA credentials

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Leadership or other supervisory experience
  • Advanced skills in accounting software and databases
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our clients to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Remote program: Virtual team-building events, internet stipend, and ongoing support
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.