The accounting manager job description is outlined in detail below. As a summary, the Accounting Manager directs and organizes all general accounting activities and the accounting staff. The accounting manager also prepares accounting and financial reports. They ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of accounting records. Ensuring accounting systems are in control and taking necessary steps to minimize risk to the organization is also a function of the accounting manager.
The Accounting Manager reports directly to the Controller. Assists in the supervision of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable clerks. The Account Manager Job Description document details all of the organizational relationships of the Accounting Manager.
The Accounting Manager Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:
Procedure ID and Name
Policies & Procedures Manual
|AS1080 Design & Development||AS9100|
|AS1110 Supplier Evaluation||AS9100|
|COM101 Payroll||Human Resources|
|COM102 Paid & Unpaid Leave||Human Resources|
|COM103 Insurance Benefits||Human Resources|
|COM105 Employee Retirement Income Security||Human Resources|
|COM106 Consolidated Budget Reconciliation||Human Resources|
|FS1090 Purchasing||ISO 22000|
|FS1110 Receiving and Inspection||ISO 22000|
|FS1190 Product Recall||ISO 22000|
|G&A103 Travel and Entertainment||Accounting|
|G&A105 Period-End Review & Closing||Accounting Manuals Template|
|INV101 Inventory Control||Accounting|
|INV102 Inventory Counts||Accounting|
|INV103 Fixed Asset Control||Accounting|
|PM1010 Product Development||Sales & Marketing|
|PM1030 Product Recalls||Sales & Marketing|
|PUR102 Purchasing General||Accounting|
|PUR103 Purchasing Project||Accounting|
|PUR104 Receiving and Inspection||Accounting|
|PUR106 Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursement||Accounting|
|QP1100 Design and Development||ISO 9001 QMS|
|QP1120 Vendor Evaluation||ISO 9001 QMS|
|REV105 Shipment of Goods||Accounting|
|REV107 Sales Tax Collection||Accounting|
|REV110 Customer Returns||Accounting|
Another part of the Accounting Manager Job Description is the job qualifications that the Accounting Manager must or should possess. A college degree is required, and a major in Accounting is preferred. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people are essential, as are good leadership skills. Familiarity with commonly-used accounting and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Quicken, Excel) is required.
Ability to communicate orally with board of directors, management, and other co-workers, both individually and in front of a group is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential.
Sitting for extended periods is common. Hearing, vision, and speaking within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information. The accounting manager is also responsible for preparing or inspecting documents.
No heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers, and FAX machines. Also included is the ability to open and close common business filing cabinets.
A good reasoning ability is required to solve a wide range of business problems. Must be able to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation techniques, and sampling theory, as well as know algebra, linear equations, and other analytics. As an accounting manager you must be able to understand and utilize common financial reports and legal documents.
The Accounting Manager Job Description details all of the physical demands that are typically put on the Accounting Manager.
The job is performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Account managers must endure extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer and/or calculator.
What are the duties of an accounting manager?
The accounting manager directs and organizes all general accounting activities and the accounting staff. They also prepare accounting and financial reports.
What is the difference between an accounting manager and a controller?
Although both positions are supervisory roles, the accounting manager is in charge of the accounting department and the controller is in charge of supervising all financial departments and staff. The controller has responsibility for accounting controls and their average median salary is higher.
What makes a good accounting manager?
A good accounting manager is very organized, keeps accurate records and is always on time. Managing the accounting department by setting goals for each member of the accounting team and supporting them if they need help achieving their goals is what many people believe makes an accounting manager a good part of the team, and not just a boss.