What's it like to be an Accounts Administrator?
An Accounts Administrator, also known as Accounts Executive, is a junior executive who manages a company’s accounts payable and receivable. Their primary responsibilities include handling payroll, recording invoices, and managing other cash flow processes. An Accounts Administrator also documents and updates a company’s accounting database and reports any discrepancies that may appear. They also prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports for upper management. Accounts Administrators may handle administrative work like bookkeeping and streamlining filing systems. An Accounts Administrator may also liaise with third parties such as auditors and tax agents.
Tasks and duties
- Manage a company’s financial processes, both internal and external.
- Accomplish accounting tasks such as payroll, invoices, petty cash concerns, tax filing and reconciliation, and other cash flow processes.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports.
- Update a company’s accounting database and archive financial documents.
- Fulfill administrative work such as office maintenance, bookkeeping, and organising filing systems.
- Liaise with auditors, tax agents, company secretaries and other stakeholders.
How to become an Accounts Administrator
To work as an Accounts Administrator you need to hold a recognised qualification in accounting. Some previous experience may be an advantage.
Acquire an accounting diploma or certification, such as the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) qualifications
Graduate with a bachelor degree in accountancy, finance, or a related field. A post-graduate or professional degree may also be helpful.
Apply for an entry-level position such as Accounts and Administration Assistant.
Gain 2-3 years of relevant work experience in accounting.