Job Title: Senior Accountant
Type of Company: My company provides search engine marketing consulting.
Education: BA, Economics and Natural Sciences MBA, International Finance
Previous Experience: I worked in the CD and IRA department at a bank, then moved into an accounting and administrative role at a large veterinary hospital. I switched to my current company as staff a accountant and have since been promoted. I briefly worked as wildlife care assistant and switched to part-time only recently.
Job Tasks: I am currently working part-time and mostly from home as a senior accountant. I am part of a four person accounting team and report directly to the Chief Financial Officer of the company. When I started out, the company was very small and the accounting "department" consisted of me and the CFO. But since then the company has since tripled in size, and the accounting department now includes a staff accountant, controller, senior accountant (me), and the CFO.
My main responsibilities include handling all aspects of invoicing clients and following up on their payment of invoices. All clients are billed on either the 1st or the 15th of the month depending on their contracts. When clients decide to use our services, they sign contracts for a minimum of 12 months and agree to a final dollar amount which is billed out monthly. We issue these invoices in accordance to the contracts and send them out to the clients. We track payment status, and if payment is not received by a certain time, I have to contact the client by phone or email to find out why. Other than the accounts receivable aspect, I also provide general accounting support, helping with month-end reconciliations of all accounts.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is that it can be done from home and gives me lots of flexibility. I like that the work is very logical and there is always a concrete answer for why something is off.
The worst part of the job is how monotonous it can be.
Job Tips: Take accounting courses in college. Although not necessary to land an accounting position (I only had 2 accounting classes myself), they will give you a familiarity with the basics that will definitely help.
Additional Thoughts: I generally dislike accounting, but the logical part of it does appeal to me. An accounting job is a lot more bearable in the right environment, like a fun young company, than at an accounting firm. And it pays a lot better than a wildlife care job.
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