Sample Job Description for Senior Accountant

Given below are a couple of sample job description templates for the position of Senior Accountant:

Sample Job Description 1:

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location of the Job: ____________________

Years of Experience: ___________________

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: ______________________

Working Hours: _______________________

Salary: ______________________________

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Major responsibility is to arrange financial statements and sustaining timetables according to monthly close list.
  • Complete monthly close processes.
  • Examine incomes, expenses and operating cost to make sure they are traced correctly on a monthly basis.
  • Arrange monthly account resolutions.
  • Support with assisting financial reports on a monthly basis and report on discrepancies.
  • Aid with monetary and tax audits.
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and business reporting obligations.
  • Assist with weekly producer commission descriptions; analyzing and correcting errors.
  • Assist in certification and observing of inside controls.
  • Other assignments as allocated.

Required Skills and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance and commerce
  • CPA designation will be preferred.
  • 5+ years accounting/finance experience; CPA is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge in the indemnity industry will also be favored.
  • Extremely detail oriented and controlled in work.
  • Must have an aptitude to meet assigned targets.
  • Must have brilliant communication and interpersonal proficiencies with a customer service center.
  • Capability to act and manage separately with nominal every day track from manager to achieve.
  • Expertise with email and Microsoft Office applications.

Sample Job Description 2:

Company: _____________________

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location of the Job: Chicago, IL 60604

Job Description:

The Senior Accountant will handle day-to-day professional accounting responsibilities.​ This position is located in Chicago and will report to the Accounts Payable Manager.​

Position Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and other ERP accounting software tools.
  • Excellent analytical ability and communication skills both written and oral
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • At least 5 years experience in general accounting with manufacturing experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare ad-hoc reports for upper level management, as well as, interact heavily with C-level executives
  • Identifying performance and financial improvement, as well as, cost control opportunities and implementing action plans
  • Keeping up to date with corporate compliance
  • Preparing consolidated financial statements
  • Maintaining and reconciling accruals
  • Heavy involvement with general ledger analysis and account reconciliations
  • Maintaining various corporate accounts

Salary: $12,000.00 – $14,000.00 /year

Contact Information:

[Contact Person]

Phone: ______________________

Fax: ________________________

E-mail: ______________________