What's it like to be an Accounts Officer?
An Accounts Officer manages a company's finances. Their duties include tracking business expenses, handling invoices and refunds, recording payments, billing customers, and collaborating with collections agencies.
Tasks and duties
- Keeping precise financial records and adhering to accounting standards.
- Handling accounts payable and receivable which include invoices and payments.
- Preparing financial reports and analyses for management and stakeholders.
- Reconciling bank statements and other financial documents.
- Assisting with budget preparation and monitoring.
- Providing support during audits and other financial reviews.
- Responding to inquiries from clients, vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Collaborating with other departments to ensure accurate financial information.
- Managing and maintaining financial databases and software systems.
- Providing timely and accurate processing of financial transactions.
How to become an Accounts Officer
To become an Accounts Officer you usually need a bachelor degree or ACCA qualification in accounting and have relevant bookkeeping experience.
Obtain a bachelor degree or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification in accounting, finance, or a related field.
Gain experience in an entry-level position to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.
Obtain additional licenses such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from reputable institutions.
Pursue relevant higher education, such as a master's degree in finance.
Achieve career growth by advancing to higher positions such as Finance Manager.