Account Officer Job Description

What is an Account Officer?

Account Officers keep precise records of incoming and outgoing payments for an organization. This may include arranging payment requests, making payments for services, verifying accounts payable and receivable, and researching financial account activity, among other duties. The size of the organization may determine how many tasks are required of an account officer, with specialization likely to be necessary in larger organizations.

Account officers should hold a 4-year undergraduate degree. Although there are no specific degree requirements, a Bachelor's degree in account or business management are strongly preferred. Depending on the job function, an account officer may also need to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), which will require additional coursework and testing. Account officers must be extremely organized and have strong technical and math skills.

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Job Overview

Here at XYZ Inc., we are the leading company in our industry in the Capital City area. We're pleased to have a 3.8 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We are hiring an experienced Account Officer to help us keep growing. If you're dedicated and ambitious, XYZ Inc. is an excellent place to grow your career. Don't hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Account Officer

  • Process accounts payable and receivable, depending on role
  • Utilize database software to organize financial account information
  • Handle account inquiries from internal and external sources
  • Make regular contact with clients to ensure payment
  • Ensure company financial accounts, such as credit cards, are paid on time
  • Perform internal audits on financial activities as necessary
  • Review both incoming and outgoing invoices
  • Generate financial reports for review regulatory authorities

Qualifications for Account Officer

  • Master's degree in business administration or account preferred
  • A Certified Public Accountant title is preferred
  • Familiarity with productivity tools, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using accounting software, such as Quickbooks and Quicken
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Quick to collaborate and coordinate with team members when necessary
  • Prior experience working with financial accounts
  • Strong math and critical reasoning skills

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