Accounting Manager Sample Job Description Template
Have you been working in an accounting department at a bank or credit union and are ready to take on some more responsibility? [Insert name of credit union here] is looking to hire an accounting manager to work in our [Insert location here] location. This position pays [00,000-00,000] depending on experience plus benefits.
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This section should briefly describe the history of your credit union, your values, and what it’s like to work there. Make sure to emphasise the work culture experienced by your employees.
Example: [Our Credit Union] is member-owned and everything we do is geared toward improving the lives of our members and community. We help people buy homes, grow businesses, send kids to college, and save for the future. In addition to feeling good about the work we do, our employees enjoy perks such [as schedules that allow for good work/life balance, robust insurance plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, and fitness club memberships].
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A Day in the Life of an Accounting Manager
As an accounting manager at [Insert name of credit union here], you direct the operations of the accounting department. You ensure the complete, accurate, and timely completion of financial records. You delegate tasks to the accounting staff as needed. You prepare reports for corporate. You oversee a variety of routine accounting tasks including daily back office accounting duties, account reconciliations, and monthly financial reporting.
You maintain ledgers. You participate in managing the budget, balance sheet ratios, daily cash flow, and investment portfolio. You ensure that additions, transfers, and retirements of fixed assets are recorded properly. You ensure the proper reconciliation of depreciation accounts. You enter and approve daily entries, monitor account balances, and maintain supporting records and files. You and your staff research pricing, costs, and discrepancies. You approve corrections to the general ledger and the automated cost accounting system.
You spend some time working independently at your desk but communicate regularly with your accounting staff. You help solve problems, approve changes, and handle the more complex day-to-day accounting issues that may arise. You supervise daily accounting activities and take pride in ensuring that [Insert name of credit union here]’s financial records are kept accurate and up-to-date.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business admin, or related field or 5+ years of in-depth accounting experience
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working in an accounting department, one of which must be in a credit union or bank environment
- Solid working knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Solid math skills
CPA certification is a plus, though not required. Do you enjoy coaching and mentoring? Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Are you comfortable making decisions? Are you a problem-solver? Are you organized? Do you have excellent time-management skills? Are you able to effectively prioritize tasks? Are you detail-oriented? Is accuracy a high priority for you? Are you flexible? Are you discreet with confidential information? Do you enjoy working with people and numbers? If so, you just might be perfect for this position!
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