Assistant accountants provide clerical aid to the accounting department and other departments where necessary. Assistant accountants may be responsible for numerous tasks associated with accounting, such as writing and delivering reports, managing invoices, receiving and handling payments, and completing general bookkeeping duties. This role exists across industries. Those employed as assistant accountants can advance associate and senior accountant roles through successful years of service and after obtaining additional training and coursework.
Assistant accountants must possess an Associate's degree in accounting or finance, at a minimum. A Bachelor's degree may be required for career advancement beyond the assistant level, and may be preferred for some assistant accounting roles. This role requires significant skills using Excel and other Windows Office Suite tools. Assistant accountants must be able to multitask.
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