Accounting Manager Job Description Template
BambooHR’s accounting manager job description template includes everything you need to post your open position, including typical job duties and requirements. With this template, you’ll be able to attract the best candidates for the job. Don’t just copy and paste this template, though. Be sure to work closely with your hiring managers to customize it to your organization’s specific needs.
For more information on how to use this accounting manager job description template, check out our guide. Or learn how to write your own effective job description.
Work with your hiring managers to ensure this accounting manager job description is in accordance with your company’s vision for the position.
The accounting manager is responsible for supervising and evaluating day-to-day activities that include developing and implementing systems for collecting, verifying, analyzing, and reporting financial information. Other responsibilities include maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures, as well as meeting strict deadlines and preparing for year-end audits.
The accounting manager will work closely with the financial management team to accomplish the organization’s mission and goals. In addition, the accounting manager will be expected to communicate financial information accurately and professionally to senior-level directors and controllers.
Before posting, review the following job duties with your hiring managers and make any needed changes that correctly reflect what is expected of an accounting manager in your organization.
Supervise the daily operations of the accounting department, including:
Budgeting and forecasting
Month and year-end processes
Revenue and expenditure variance analysis
Activity and reconciliations of capital, trust accounts, and debt
Produce and analyze financial statements and reports
Establish and enforce proper accounting policies and methods
Coordinate and complete audits
Initiate corrective actions
Maintain fiscal files and records
Plan and implement the organization’s financial strategy
Make financial recommendations
As needed, adjust the following job requirements to accurately reflect the experience and skills your hiring managers are seeking in a qualified candidate.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
2+ years of work experience in accounting or finance
Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards, regulations, and laws
Advanced skills in accounting software and databases
Superior data management and analysis skills
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Experience hiring and training employees
Ability to lead and supervise