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.

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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.

Job Duties

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:

    • Accounts payable/receivable

    • General ledger

    • Check runs

    • Cash receipts

    • Payroll

    • 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

Job Requirements

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