Accounting Assistant Job Openings - 15 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,480

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    Admin Assistant
    Latitude Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $43,000

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    Executive Level Assistant
    Intelitrac, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,190

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    Costing Manager
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,360

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

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    Accounting Assistant
    Genex Services, LLC

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,160

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    Accounting Assistant-Senior
    Marriott

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,160

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    Accounting Assistant-Senior
    Marriott

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

    Accounting Assistant
    Evigilant

    Lorton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

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    Part Time Accounting Assistant (General Ledger)
    CGI

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

    Accounting Assistant Job in McLean, VA
    Ajilon

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,160

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    Accounting Assistant II
    Marriott

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

    Accounting Assistant III
    Kforce

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

    Part Time Accounting Assistant (General Ledger)
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,160

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    Accounting Assistant-Senior
    Marriott International, Inc.

    Bethesda, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,690

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    Accounting Assistant
    NPD Group

    Washington, DC

Accounting Assistant Jobs

average

$44,690

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Repetitive

What does an Accounting Assistant do

An Accounting Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to accountants through undertaking clerical tasks such as typing, filing, and making phone calls. They work under the supervision of a senior accountant or someone in a similar position of authority within the firm.

how to become an Accounting Assistant

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Education

Employers generally require bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to have some postsecondary education, particularly coursework in accounting. However, some candidates can be hired with just a high school diploma.

Training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks usually get on-the-job training. Under the guidance of a supervisor or another experienced employee, new clerks learn how to do their tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping. In double-entry bookkeeping, each transaction is entered twice, once as a debit (cost) and once as a credit (income), to ensure that all accounts are balanced.

Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specialized computer software. This on-the-job training typically takes around 6 months.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks become certified. For those who do not have postsecondary education, certification is a particularly useful way to gain expertise in the field. The Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, awarded by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, shows that those who have earned it have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.

For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience or equivalent part-time work, pass a four-part exam, and adhere to a code of ethics.

The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers also offers certification. The Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination is an online test with 50 multiple-choice questions. Test takers must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass the exam.

Advancement

With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need to be comfortable using computer spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented. These clerks are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to detail in order to avoid making errors and recognize errors that others have made.

Integrity. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have control of an organization’s financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records transparent and guard against misappropriating an organization’s funds.

Math skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks deal with numbers daily and should be comfortable with basic arithmetic.

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Accounting Clerk Job Description

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Real Accounting Assistant Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Accounting Assistant Gen II Fund Services, LLC New York, NY Jul 09, 2016 $72,800
Accounting Assistant Petrochina International (America), Inc. Houston, TX Feb 01, 2014 $72,200
Accounting Assistant Domestic Fire Protection LLC Jersey City, NJ Feb 05, 2010 $62,443
Accounting Assistant Gen II Fund Services, LLC New York, NY Sep 07, 2013 $60,900
International Accounting Assistant MTC Industries Inc. Hauppauge, NY Sep 17, 2015 $58,436
Business/Accounting Assistant Professional Tax Help Miami, FL Oct 20, 2015 $56,099
Accounting Assistant Microfinance International Corporation Washington, DC Aug 30, 2011 $55,000
Financial & Accounting Assistant Orion Transportation Inc. NY Sep 15, 2015 $54,163
Accounting Assistant Global Syn-Turf Inc. Hayward, CA Sep 19, 2015 $52,864
Financial & Accounting Assistant Orion Transportation Inc. NY Sep 03, 2014 $52,582

Top Skills for a Accounting Assistant

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WeeklyPayrollMonthlyJournalEntriesGeneralLedgerAccountsDataEntryPurchaseOrdersAccountsPayablesCustomerServiceExpenseReportsAuditBankDepositsMonthlyBankStatementsTAXReturnsAccountReconciliationsBankAccountsBalanceSheetACHOfficeSuppliesADPSalesTAXSpecialProjects

Top Accounting Assistant Skills

For accounting assistant jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Weekly Payroll
  2. Monthly Journal Entries
  3. General Ledger Accounts
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Entered and administered weekly payrolls.
  • Assisted controller with general ledger reconciliation and monthly journal entries.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts Provide support to branch staff Prepare reports for senior management
  • Answered phone, customer service and heavy data entry.
  • Reviewed supporting documentation including purchase orders for accuracy, completeness and required approvals and entered data into accounting system.

Weekly Payroll, Data Entry, ACH, Bank Accounts, Monthly Bank Statements, Special Projects, TAX Returns, General Ledger Accounts, Office Supplies, ADP, Bank Deposits, Account Reconciliations, Audit, Purchase Orders, Accounts Payables, Customer Service, Balance Sheet, Monthly Journal Entries, Expense Reports, Sales TAX

Top Accounting Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Accounting Assistant Employers

Accounting Assistant positions seems to be very popular at Accountemps where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Accounting Assistant candidates:
  1. Aramark
  2. Chesapeake Energy
  3. Cargill
  4. Xerox

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Accounting Assistant positions.

Accountemps, Aramark, Chesapeake Energy, Cargill, Xerox, Accounting Principals, Adecco, Randstad, Prince William County Public Schools, Sanjel Corporation

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