Accounting Assistant

Title:    Accounting Assistant

Location:  Accounting Department, Marion, Virginia

Supervisor:  Senior Accountant

Hours:  29 hours per week

Compensation:  $15.25 per hour

Date:  June 2024

Job Summary:  Assists with maintaining financial records under the direction of the Senior Accountant.  Also responsible for contributing to financial databases (including QuickBooks), preparing financial reports, processing invoices and billing statements.  Serves as backup for Senior Accountant. 


  • Prepare bank deposits, assist in bank reconciliation
    •   Pay invoices, reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies
    •  Maintain digital and physical financial records
    • Enter financial transactions into internal databases
    • Check spreadsheets and other work materials for accuracy
    • Aid in generating reports and summaries of financial data
    • Serve as backup for Senior Accountant
    • Assist with normal clerical duties such as filing and other office duties as assigned by Senior Accountant

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Work experience in an accounting department or financial institution
      • Experience with or willingness to learn Word, Excel and Quickbooks
      • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures
      • Understanding of core financial principles
      • Math skills and ability to spot numerical errors
      • Superior organizational skills
      • Discretion to protect sensitive and confidential information
      • Attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency 
      • Strong communication skills
      • Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing accuracy
      • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with job demands and co-workers
      • Must be a person of honesty, integrity, able to pass a background and credit check and to be insured by liability insurer

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