This post contains Job Description for Mid-level Accounting position in general. Please keep in mind that, the different companies and different industry may have different descriptions for this level.

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Accounting Manager

  • Responsible for managing the general accounting function.
  • Oversees the completion of ledger accounts and financial statements.
  • Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization.
  • Designation of CPA may be required. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to top management.

 

2010 Accounting Mid-level Manager Base Salary

2010 Accounting Mid-level Manager Base Salary

Source: Abrashoff Salary Guide 2010

Notes:

Average Base Salary By Company Size

  • Small – Based on less than $50 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.
  • Medium – Based on $50-$200 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.
  • Large – Based on greater than $200 million in annual sales, all industries. This figure represents the national average.

Accounts Payable Manager

  • Responsible for all activities in the accounts payable function.
  • Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and control reports.
  • Review applicable accounting reports and accounts payable register to ensure accuracy.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a head of a unit/department.

 

Accounts Receivable Manager

  • Responsible for all activities in the accounts receivable function.
  • Manages collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts, keeping track of cash receipts and referring accounts to collection agencies.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Creates financial reports relating to account receivable function and status of accounts.
  • Audits methods and procedures of accounts receivable function to improve efficiency.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to top management.

 

Auditing Manager

  • Oversees the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization.
  • Assists in the design and administration of audit policy and procedure within the organization.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 8 years of experience.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

 

Budget Manager

  • Directs and coordinates activities of personnel responsible for formulation, monitoring and presentation of budgets for controlling funds to implement program objectives of public and private organizations.
  • Directs compilation of data based on statistical studies and analysis of past and current years to prepare budgets and to justify funds requested. Correlates appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for divisional programs and includes items for emergency funds.
  • Reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department or top management.

 

Cash Management Manager

  • Determines corporate cash requirements and maintains appropriate cash flow.
  • Responsible for managing lockbox deposits and disbursements and wire transfer operations.
  • May require a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to top management.

 

Cost Accounting Manager

  • Prepares and directs the implementation of cost accounting methods and activities.
  • Oversees the cost control systems, manages and interprets cost audits, and prepares cost accounting reports for presentation to top management.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Manages the cost accounting staff and typically reports to top management.

 

Credit Analysis Manager

  • Manages a group of credit analysts and implements credit policies and procedures.
  • Monitors credit lines, collections, and account balances.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

 

 

Credit and Collections Manager

  • Develops and administers credit and collection programs.
  • Oversees investigation of credit risk in customers and suppliers and monitors the collection of amounts due to the organization.
  • Designs and implements processes to improve cash flow and reduce receivables.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Manages a credit and collection staff and typically reports to top management.

 

Financial Analysis Manager

  • Responsible for managing financial analysis projects and statistical studies.
  • Projects may include evaluation of potential investments and divestitures as well as general economic outlooks.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Manages financial analyst staff and typically reports to top management.

 

Financial Reporting Manager

  • Responsible for managing the preparation and distribution of financial statements for external use.
  • Ensures that all documentation complies with company’s regulations and professional standards.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Manages the financial reporting staff and typically reports to top management.

 

Payroll Manager

  • Responsible for all payroll functions.
  • May require accountability to both finance and human resource departments.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Manages payroll staff and typically reports to the controller or manager of human resources.

 

Sarbanes Oxley Manager

  • Manages activities related to an organization’s compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
  • Develops and implements strategies for all activities relating to compliance.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Manages daily operations in support of financial controls testing for SOX 404 compliance.
  • Reviews financial reporting, identifies process deficiencies and improvements, and reports test results to top management.
  • Stays abreast of changes in regulations to ensure the organization’s timely compliance.
  • Serves as liaison between internal and external auditors.
  • May develop and conduct SOX compliance training for employees.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Typically reports to a head of a unit/department.

 

Tax Manager

  • Responsible for managing the tax reporting, tax planning, and compliance function.
  • Oversees the completion of accurate tax returns in order to minimize the tax obligations of an organization.
  • Must be familiar with regulations at the federal, state and local level.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Manages the tax accounting staff and typically reports to top management.