Accounting specialist - Salary and Career

Accounting specialist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Legalize companies, drawing up articles of association/bylaws and notifying termination with the competent bodies, administer the company's taxes, record accounting acts and facts, control permanent assets, manage costs, manage the personnel department, prepare ancillary obligations, such as: ancillary declarations to the tax authorities, competent bodies and taxpayers and manages the registration of the books in Organs appropriate bodies, prepare financial statements, provide consultancy and management information, perform internal and external audits, meet requests from supervisory bodies and carry out expertise.

How much does an Accounting specialist earn

A Accounting specialist earns between $1.883 and $11.592 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.406 and a median salary of $3.350 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 64.882 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Accounting specialist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.406 52.871 1.101 21
1º Quartile 1.883 22.591 471 9
Median Salary 3.350 40.195 837 16
3º Quartile 8.840 106.083 2.210 42
Higher Salary 11.592 139.100 2.898 54

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • organization and business administration professionals
        • accountants

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Main workplaces

Accountants they work in accounting offices and accounting departments of agricultural, industrial, commercial and service companies, including banks. They are employees with a formal contract, except for the accounting expert who works on his own and without supervision. They usually organize themselves individually, working under supervision. They work indoors and during the day. Accounting experts can work remotely. Eventually, they work under pressure, which can lead to stressful situations.

What does it take to work in the field of Accountants

The exercise of these occupations requires a degree in Accounting Sciences. The full performance of activities occurs after four years (accountant) and more than five years (general auditor and accounting expert).

Functions and activities of Accounting specialist

Accountants must:

  • manage costs;
  • prepare accessory obligations;
  • fulfilling requests from inspection bodies;
  • manage the personnel department;
  • managing the company's taxes;
  • legalize companies;
  • perform expertise;
  • provide consulting and management information;
  • register accounting acts and facts;
  • provide management consulting and information;
  • prepare ancillary obligations;
  • control permanent assets;
  • fulfill requests from inspection bodies;
  • prepare financial statements;
  • communicate;
  • manage the company's taxes;
  • perform internal/external audit;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage company taxes;
  • prepare the financial statements;

  • Activities

    • send messages via email;
    • due to the parties to obtain evidence;
    • prepare final report with recommendation;
    • stay informed;
    • acting ethically;
    • provide defense;
    • compensate taxes;
    • determine costs;
    • structuring chart of accounts according to the company's activity;
    • make documents available with control;
    • maintain the chart of accounts;
    • provide information on balance sheets;
    • reason logically;
    • monitor the execution of the budget;
    • collect information for tax recovery;
    • generate journal/ledger;
    • audit financial statements;
    • classify the asset in the accounting and equity system;
    • plan work to be performed;
    • build balance sheets and other financial statements;
    • guide the areas of the company on costs;
    • reconcile account balance;
    • monitor the development of expert work;
    • define cost and apportionment system;
    • prepare accessory declarations to the tax authorities, competent bodies and taxpayers;
    • provide registration information to banks and suppliers;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • consolidate financial statements;
    • prepare the individual and corporate income tax return;
    • classify the documents;
    • elaborate articles of incorporation/statute;
    • act with dynamism;
    • confront accounting information with costs;
    • write accounting books;
    • demonstrate knowledge of other languages;
    • manage document flow;
    • manage the employee record;
    • return the reports and records to court;
    • analyze the matter discussed in the case file;
    • control withholding taxes of self-employed and employers;
    • request a special regime for tax procedures, municipal, state and federal;
    • calculate taxes due;
    • prepare payroll for employees, self-employed and pro-labore, vacations, termination contractual;
    • write tax credit sheet on acquisition of fixed assets;
    • set the rate of amortization, depreciation and depletion;
    • complete the actual profit calculation book;
    • provide advice to internal/external control entities;
    • identify the information needs of the company;
    • receive the letter of responsibility;
    • participate in shareholders' meetings and in fiscal and administrative councils;
    • keep up to date;
    • make economic and financial management reports;
    • write tax books;
    • prepare documentation for clearance certificates;
    • ensure the information;
    • parameterize accounting/tax and support applications;
    • deliver lectures, seminars and training;
    • define internal procedures;
    • act with discretion;
    • analyze the balance sheet;
    • evaluate internal controls;
    • assist in hiring an independent auditor;
    • analyze possible consequences of failures;
    • generate the data to fill in the forms;
    • identify the possibility of reducing taxes;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • perform physical control with accounting;
    • issue an opinion;
    • fill in specific forms inherent to the company's activity;
    • keep confidential;
    • prepare documentation and auxiliary reports;
    • update internal procedures;
    • meet the external audit;
    • keep confidentiality;
    • point out the possibilities for using tax incentives;
    • prepare the explanatory notes to the financial statements;
    • notify the assistant expert about documentation and steps;
    • answer the manifestations in the opinion in the report;
    • analyze the reports;
    • manage the registration of books in organs appropriate bodies;
    • calculate economic and financial indices;
    • participate in congresses, conventions and workshops;
    • appear at labor hearings;
    • work as a team;
    • formalize the fee proposal;
    • fulfill special requests and complaints;
    • framing the company into a taxation system;
    • demonstrate basic computer skills;
    • participate in the preparation of internal standards;
    • record the movement of assets;
    • follow the implementation of recommendations;
    • speak correctly;
    • check compliance with rules, procedures and legislation;
    • define accounting procedures;
    • send newsletters;
    • notify closure to the competent bodies;
    • advise business management;
    • elaborate budget;
    • elaborate folder;
    • work as a team;
    • monitor the inspection work;
    • use fax, telephone, internet and intranet;
    • participate in class entities;
    • disclose and consult manuals;
    • calculate social charges on payroll, pro-labore, self-employed;
    • analyze the calculated costs;
    • justify the adopted procedures;
    • stay considerate;
    • intermediate agreements with trade unions;
    • act politely;
    • issue trial balances;
    • remove the records from the courts;
    • structuring cost centers;
    • prepare employment obligations;
    • keep up to date with legislation;
    • prepare accounting report and opinions;
    • speak correctly;

    Sectors that hire Accounting specialist the most in the job market

    • accounting activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • temporary labor lease
    • business management consulting activities
    • holdings of non-financial institutions
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • accounting and tax consulting and auditing activities
    • hospital care activities
    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services
    • building construction

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