Accounting Technician Job Description

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The job description for an accounting technician focuses on data entry, paperwork processing and working with basic accounting department functions. Handle accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll as an accounting technician with advice from an accounting professor in this free video on accounting careers.

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Hi, my name is Shawn Jones, adjunct professor here at Argosy University. Today, we're talking about the job description of an accounting technician, sometimes known in the business world as an accounting clerk. An accounting technician has some very basic, big vital roles within the accounting department. Their roles basically function around data entry or input, being able to process paperwork such as invoices or bank statements or being able to help with other things like reconciliations. Their functions may also center around some other basic functions within the accounting department such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. But mainly, being able to help the accounting department fully process the data that needs to be able to happen for these functions to be able to take place. If you would like to learn more about this topic or the role of an accounting technician, please visit our website at to find our contact information to visit our Salt Lake City campus.


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