Company Accountant job description & role information

For employers looking to fill a Company Accountant vacancy, the following sample position description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.

For job seekers looking for a Company Accountant role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.

Role outline:

Typically reporting to the Financial Controller, a Company Accountant plays an essential role within an organisation. Usually found in smaller companies, this is an all-around accounts role. performing a variety of daily duties including the monthly production of accounts, managing the BAS, PAYG, payroll and other management reporting requirements. 

Typical job duties and responsibilities:

A Company Accountant role can include a range of responsibilities and they can vary depending on the organisation. Typical job duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day-to-day accounting transactions

  • Reconciling all accounts

  • Preparing the monthly accounts

  • Preparing ad-hoc management reports

  • Managing the accounts payable function

  • Managing the accounts receivable, alerting Management about problem accounts

  • Payroll processing and other associated payroll tasks

  • Preparation and lodgement of monthly or quarterly business activity statements (BAS)

  • Liaising with the external Chartered Accounting firm for yearly accounts and tax issues

  • Supervision of an Accounts Clerk

  • Basic HR administrative tasks

Skills and attributes:

The more common skills and attributes that are most needed for this role may include:

  • Ability to organise and prioritise daily duties

  • Excellent time management

  • Strong level of accuracy & attention to detail

  • Ability to take on responsibility and accountability

  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a broader team

  • Problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • All-round accounting knowledge

  • Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting software packages

  • Bachelor of Business Degree / Diploma in Accounting

  • Working towards CA or CPA professional qualification

Salary guide:

$60 - 90K + Super


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