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ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE ACCOUNTANT

Finance

Company ABC

Job Description

POSITION:                 Accounts Receivable              INCUMBENT:

                                    Accountant

DIVISION:                   Finance                                   ORGANIZATION:       Company ABC

LOCATION:                City ABC                                 DATE:                         Month ABC/01            

Approval Signatures:

                                                                                                                                                           

Incumbent                                                                   Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for preparing timely and accurate financial information through general ledger reconciliation and financial document audits.

JOB MAGNITUDE (Annualized):

Total Company ABC Staff:                             1,000

Total Budget                                                    $60M

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:

The Accounts Receivable Accountant reports to the Manager of Finance.

There are no subordinates reporting to this position.

NATURE OF WORK AND JOB SCALE:

Major Functions:

The Accounts Receivable Accountant prepares various financial and statistical reports.  The incumbent compiles, analyzes and interprets, financial and statistical information.

The incumbent helps to prepare the year-end audit helps auditors as required.

Resolves operational problems for all departments.

Provides relief for the Manager of Finance as required.

Represents the department on committees and provide support to committees as required by the Manager Finance.

Major Challenges:

Must respond effectively and efficiently to the rapid changes at ABC.  Must Identify, evaluate, plan and prioritize workload in light of conflicting deadlines.

Freedom to Act:


Performs duties under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and within ABC’s polices and procedures.

The incumbent exercises freedom to plan, act and make decisions within the job parameters.

Contacts:

Regularly communicates with all levels of management in order to obtain and provide information regarding client services and cash reimbursements.

Regularly contacts auditors, consultants, various levels of government, insurance agencies, collection agencies, financial institutions and financial planners.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs critical general ledger reconciliations and financial document audits for the accounts receivable function.

Safeguards ABC assets by auditing account data and reviewing accounting reports.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Involves a normal office environment.

Minimal risk of accident or exposure to illness.

Requires high levels of visual concentration for reviewing and compiling large spreadsheets and other data on a daily basis.  There is a regular need for moderate attention to hearing for gathering information.

Involves significant deadline pressures frequent interruptions of workflow.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional accounting designation with a minimum of two years experience

Competencies:

·         Experience with a complex financial system.

·         Detailed knowledge and understanding of word processing and spreadsheet software.

·         Significant attention to detail.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to adapt to changes in the workplace environment


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