Job descriptions in the accounting field typically begin with a job title and a position statement of purpose. This information is proceeded by a list of basic duties and the company's competency requirements for the position. The accounting job description generally indicates the position's immediate chain of command.
Accounting position job descriptions designate the minimum levels of skills and experience a successful candidate needs to meet; this includes any college degree requirements, certifications, licenses, computer software skills and computer systems competencies. The summary of specific tasks, the methods the company expects the employee to use and the relationship to other jobs in the company work together to provide a clear picture of the position.