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1. Creative Financial Staffing’s Guide to Accounting and Finance Job Descriptions Welcome to Creative Financial Staffing’s Guide to Accounting and Finance Job Descriptions. This resource covers a variety of positions in accounting and finance and was created by our Executive Search Positions Covered& Temporary Staffing Recruiters who have dedicated their time to Accounts Payable Clerkre search to identify roles that are consistently in high demand for Accounts Payable Manager both permanent and interim placement. Accounts Receivable Clerk Accounts Receivable At CFS, we do more than simply match a resume to a job opening. We Manager are a comprehensive staffing solution offering our clients the finest Accounting Manager industry talent ranging from entry-level accountants to senior level Assistant Controller managers, Controllers and CFOs. We conduct at length discussions Bookkeeper to determine the skills knowledge and abilities required for the Chief Financial Officer position, provide assistance with defining a compensation plan, Controller perform rigorous screening, employment and degree verification and assistance with making the final offer. These services, among Cost Accountant others, ensure that we match the best possible candidate to meet Internal Auditory our needs. Payroll Clerk Payroll Manager This Guide was developed for both our clients and candidates and is Senior Accountant the cumulative result of analyzing the market and determining the Senior Financial Analyst staffing needs and challenges our clients face. Staff Accountant Please contact your local CFS recruiter for a free consultation on what services would best suit your needs. For more information about CFS or to order a copy of your free Salary Guide, please visit our website at www.cf staffing.com. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms

2. Accounts Payable Clerk General Summary: The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for the processing and payment of invoices and contract payments, generating reports and other accounting functions as needed to ensure accurate, timely payments and financial reporting. Essential Job Functions: » Review invoices, make copies of invoices and send to appropriate departments for approval.Accounts Payable Clerk » Review all check requests and date-stamp. » Match invoices and determine account coding. » Input all vendor invoices in system. » Balance edits and approve batch; after approval, post to AP system. » Review aging and determine invoices to be paid. » Select invoices for payment. » Print reports. » Generate checks in accordance with issuing guidelines. » Record manual checks on a Daily basis. » Prepare check voucher and submit for approvals. » Address employee and vendor inquiries regarding payments. » Reconcile vendor accounts. » Prepare and calculate 1099. Education Requirement: » High school diploma or GED required; » Also, two (2) years professional work experience in accounts payable/receivables and/or payroll or combination of education and training that provides the required experience. Knowledge: (at entry) » Ability to organize files and effectively retrieve data. » Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts. » Ability to apply reconciliation techniques using standard accounting methods and principles. » Ability to perform accurate data entry. » Ability to prepare worksheets and reports on spreadsheets. » Considerable knowledge of computer software applications including word processing and spreadsheets. » Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. » Knowledge of basic accounting terminology and concepts. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

3. Accounts Payable Manager General Summary: Under general supervision, manages the accounts payable activity for the company. Ensures timely and accurate processing of non-payroll disbursements to individuals, partnerships, operations and other entities. Oversees maintenance of supporting records, ensuring compliance with state and federal policies and regulations. Essential Job Functions:Accounts Payable Manager » Manages the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable department which processes non-payroll disbursements to individuals, partnerships, corporations, and other entities. » Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions. » Ensures timely and accurate processing of purchasing/payment documents such as purchase orders, travel reimbursements, stipends, ensuring compliance with state and federal policies and regulations. » Oversees the maintenance of departmental records and the generation and balancing of transaction reports. » Interacts with vendors, purchasing, and departments for information, training, and problem resolution. » Interacts with internal and external auditors and participates in occasional auditing projects or provides information and access to accounting records as required. » Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals. Education Requirement: » Minimum of High School Degree or Associates Degree required. » Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field preferred. » At least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Knowledge: (at entry) » Knowledge of accounts payable principles, procedures, and standards. » Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures. » Records maintenance skills. » Knowledge of tax reporting procedures, regulations, and standards. » Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

4. Accounts Receivable Clerk General Summary: Performs complex data entry and related operations in posting accounts receivable payments. Maintains appropriate ledgers. Resolves credit balances and account problems; posts claim denials, refunds, adjustments, and other account actions. Essential Job Functions: » Receives and receipts cash items and third party payments; posts and reconciles payments to ledgers. » Reviews credit balances, refunds, adjustments, and claim denials; reconciles, corrects,Accounts Receivable and applies adjustments to billing records. » Balances daily batches and reports; prepares income reports and statistics; distributes reports. » Performs a variety of general clerical duties, including telephone reception, mail distribution, and other routine functions. » Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records. » May assist in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries, litigation, and court appearances. » Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Education Requirement: » High school diploma or GED. Clerk » At least 6 months of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Knowledge: (at entry) » Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. » Ability to calculate numbers, correct entries, and post to records. » Ability to secure and handle cash. » Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

5. Accounts Receivable Manager General Summary: Under limited supervision, manages and coordinates the reimbursement and collection programs for the company. Performs and oversees accounts receivable follow up, to include research and follow up with third party payers. Essential Job Functions: » Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, policies, and regulations. » Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel Accounts Receivable actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. » Establishes policies and procedures for payment posting, adjustments and refunds; monitors and controls all anomalies and non-payment or delayed payment from payers; develops and/or assists in the development of general operating goals, objectives, policies and procedures. » Performs periodic reviews of professional billing and reimbursements; monitors reports to ensure maximum reimbursement, and analyzes denials from third party payers. » Coordinates and prepares periodic reports on departmental activities, to include productivity, reduction in accounts receivable balances by payer, and related activities. Manager » Works with third party payers in the resolution of claim submission problems and unresolved payments on accounts and invoices. » Coordinates accounts receivable activities between the claims and the credit and collections units. Education Requirement: » High School Degree or Associates Degree. » BA in Accounting or related field preferred. » At least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Knowledge: (at entry) » Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections. » Knowledge of operational characteristics and procedural requirements of third party payers. » Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards in area of expertise. » Knowledge of accounts receivable principles, procedures, standards, and documentation. » Ability to plan, establish, manage, and modify reimbursement and collection policies, procedures, and standards. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

6. Accounting Manager General Summary: Under limited supervision of the Finance Director, performs various accounting functions and supervises and directs accounting and payroll clerical positions. Supervises accounts receivable and payable processing, accurate financial transaction posting, and financial report and statement preparation. Projects cash flow requirements and manages cash investments and bank balances to meet organizational needs. Performs all work within established guidelines of GAAP. Essential Job Functions: » Monitors receipt of all income, analyzes organizational financial commitments and manages cash flow, investments and bank balances to meet the financial obligations and needs of the company. » Ensures accurate and timely preparation of payrolls, maintenance of payroll accounts Accounting Manager and payment of payroll taxes and related liabilities. » Coordinates processing of accounts payable and receivable including implementing effective monitoring, verification and coding procedures to ensure accuracy. » Supervises and directs accounting and payroll clerical positions including monitoring and evaluating work performance, assisting with more complex or unusual problems, delegating work task responsibilities, providing training and direction and interviewing and suggesting applicants for departmental hire. » Performs various general accounting functions such as journal entries, account reconciliations, special reports, pension fund contributions, etc. Education Requirement: » Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. » Four to six years of accounting experience including areas of accounts receivable and payable, payroll/benefits and accounting supervision. Knowledge: (at entry) » Strong mathematical and analytical skills for monitoring accounting records and resolving accounting problems. » Thorough knowledge of accounting theory, concepts and practices applicable to accounting requirements of government agencies. » Good supervisory skills for directing and coordinating accounting clerical staff. » Ability to monitor and evaluate worker performance, establish work priorities and delegate tasks, and train staff in proper accounting procedures. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

7. Bookkeeper General Summary: Bookkeepers are financial record keepers, much like accountants, but they are not required to be accredited by any organization or institution. Bookkeepers must be detail-oriented and tenacious; they have a large amount of responsibility to the company, particularly at the end of the year and around tax-preparation time. Essential Job Functions: » Prepare, control, balance and check various accounts. » Enter daily financial transactions in a journal either manually or by computer. » Maintain general ledgers recording the status of various accounts and make sure that all the accounts balance. » Prepare statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports. » Ability to analyze and create sales and other financial reports; spreadsheets on excel. » Integrate with company Accountant, organize all files and reporting systems for clean and organized tax preparation process. » Communicate with customer/vendor accounting counterparts as well as insurance and other business agencies. » Preparation of quarterly and annual payroll tax and sales tax reports.Bookkeeper Education Requirement: » Either a high school diploma or equivalent and high school courses in accounting or bookkeeping or a college program in accounting or a related business field. » Up to 2 years experience in a similar role. » Associates/Bachelors degree a plus. Knowledge: (at entry) » Knowledge of the principles and practices of bookkeeping. » Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in bookkeeping. » Knowledge of the standard procedures and methods followed in handling and recording cash receipts and disbursements. » Ability to maintain accurate records. » Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of bookkeeping data. » Ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

8. Chief Financial Officers General Summary: Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) must have strong analytical, strategic planning and communication skills, including an ability to work well with the chief executive officer, board members and other senior managers. Public companies require experience with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting. Previous experience in public accounting is also highly valued. Essential Job Functions: » Providing strategic management of the accounting and finance functions. » Directing accounting policies, procedures and internal controls. » Recommending improvements to ensure the integrity of a company’s financial Chief Financial Officers information. » Collaborating with chief information officers on technology decisions. » Overseeing financial systems implementations and upgrades. » Managing relationships with investors and investment institutions. » Identifying and managing business risks and insurance requirements. » Leading and supervising accounting and finance staff. Education Requirement: » Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) preferred. » Professional accreditation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) preferred. » Minimum of 10 years experience in accounting or finance. » Five years minimum in management role. Knowledge: (at entry) » Experience in strategic planning and execution. » Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. » Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. » Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. » Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. » Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections. » Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. » Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight time frames and simultaneously manage several projects. » Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

9. Controller General Summary: Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Additionally, to assist in the development, management and growth of the core business functions of the company. Essential Job Functions: » Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions. » Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of divisions and departments. » Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget. » Oversee daily operations of the finance department. » Manage the preparation of the official annual report of actual revenues, transfers, and expenses. » Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions. » Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements. » Work with department managers and staff to develop five year and ten year business plans for the company. » Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies,Controller and operating procedures. » Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements. » Provide financial statement reporting and analysis, cash flow analysis, budgeting and forecasting. » Manage account payable, receivable, budgeting, planning financial reporting, general ledger and fixed assets. » Direct month end closings, financial reporting and coordination of audits (work with outside auditors). Education Requirement: » Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred. » Five to ten years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position. Knowledge: (at entry) » Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. » Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems. » Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. » Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis. » Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively/work with senior management » Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections. Creative Financial Staffing Managed by professional accounting firms Copyright 2008 by Creative Financial Staffing.

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