How to Hire an Accounts Assistant

Does your growing business need an Accounts Assistant? From maintaining daily spreadsheets to completing records and organizing files, an Accounts Assistant works to support your administrative and management teams. An ideal Accounts Assistant adds value by aiding in a smooth workflow.

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

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Accounts Assistant Search for Jobs on Indeed*

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job seekers clicked on accounts assistant jobs

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resumes from job seekers with accounts assistant experience on Indeed

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accounts assistant jobs received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.38 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$31.75 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$31.75

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Accounts Assistant?

An Accounts Assistant works providing clerical assistance to many other departments in your business. From maintaining daily spreadsheets, assisting with accounts payable and maintaining records and files, an Accounts Assistant can help keep your workplace organized and on track. Hiring the right candidate can improve your business productivity by offering support throughout the company.

A great Accounts Assistant candidate can offer:

• Organized invoices and payments
• Up-to-date accounts database
• Detailed client records

Skills to look for in a great Accounts Assistant

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

• Attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task several client accounts
• Advanced typing proficiency
• Experience with QuickBooks
• Accounting knowledge
• Strong math skills

Writing an Accounts Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified Accounts Assistant candidates. An Accounts Assistant 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 Accounts Assistant jobs, such as:

• Accounting Clerk
• Accounts Clerk
• Account Assistant

Interviewing Accounts Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for Accounts Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• What software they have worked with
• How they process invoices
• How they handle discrepancies in accounting

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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