How to Hire a Account Officer

Does your growing business need an Account Officer? Working alongside the Account Manager, an Account Officer works to ensure a positive customer service experience.

Here are some tips to help you find great Account Officer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.94 yearly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$98.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Account Officer

An Account Officer handles client accounts and queries. This is an important task. As they speak directly to clients, it is essential to hire the right employee. From contacting clients about past due invoices to solving disputes and spotting errors, Account Officers are the front line of your client’s accounts.

A great Account Officer can offer:

• Client account organization
• Employee expense tracking
• Managing and organizing of invoices

Skills to look for in a great Account Officer

A great Account Officer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• High-level analytical skills
• Professional interpersonal skills
• Knowledgeable and proficient in Quickbooks and Excel
• Detail oriented
• Personal time management skills
• Math skills

Writing an Account Officer job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Account Officer candidates. An Account Officer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Account Officer jobs, such as:

• Accounts Officer
• Accounting Clerk
• Senior Account Officer

Interviewing Account Officer candidates

Strong candidates for Account Officer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they handle multiple projects at once
• How they prioritize their tasks
• Examples of how they have used your company software

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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