The office job of the Accounting Manager or Accounting Supervisor is to over see the collection of accounting related information and make sure it is available for financial reporting. These tasks may include: record collection, filing, accuracy verification, auditing, tax reporting, maintaining inventory records, government compliance reporting, payroll, and a variety of other accounting related tasks.
Accounting Manager / Accounting Supervisor in a Small Office
In a small office, the accounting tasks can be performed by an accounting clerk or an administrative assistant. Usually, this person works directly with an outside accounting agency that prepares the financial statements and oversees the integrity of the accounting mechanisms that have been set up. It is important to note, that separation of duties
is critical in order to maintain the integrity of the financial records.
Accounting Manager / Accounting Supervisor in a Medium Office
Any office that grows to a reasonable size will need an Accounting Manager or Accounting Supervisor. The main issue that you will have to decide is whether the work load requires a full-time or part-time position.
Accounting Manager / Accounting Supervisor in a Large Office
The large office that supports a sizeable organization will always have an Accounting Manager. This person does not necessarily have to be a Certified Public Accountant, but will usually report to one in order to assure the management and stockholders of the organization that sound account principles and practices are being adhered to.