What Is an Accounts Assistant?

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An accounts assistant, also called an accounting assistant, is an entry-level position that includes working with payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory. These positions can be in corporations, small businesses or partnerships.

The credits earned for completing an accounts assistant program at most colleges are transferable towards a full accounting degree. Entering an entry-level position like accounts payable involves billing customers and keeping records of company purchases and charges. Payroll is a very important department for a business, so having someone in the department that is well educated in how to process the required information is key. Some tax service providers will also offer positions that are obtainable with this degree.