Assistant Account Manager Job Description

Updated July 1, 2017

Position Overview

Assistant account managers provide companies with great support in handling a lot of things. They develop strong relationships with clients and connect with key business executives and stakeholders. They create and maintain effective liaison between clients and cross-functional internal teams and ensure that timely deliverables are possible.

A high school diploma or a GED equivalent is usually sufficient to work as an assistant account manager, but a bachelor’s degree in business is preferred. Proven ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and experience in delivering client-focused solutions are prerequisites of this work. Exceptional communication skills, negotiation abilities and effective presentation capabilities are also required if you want to work at this position. Working with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers and journals, and preparing statutory accounts are all part of the work of an assistant account manager.

Since assistant account managers work quite closely with many departments, especially accounts, they are required to possess deep knowledge of accounting systems, including tax and payroll work. Number crunching and spreadsheet analysis are all part of the work of an assistant account manager – for people who do not find this interesting, working at this position may seem cumbersome. For the rest, the work is challenging and extremely fulfilling.

Some of the main duties that an assistant account manager is expected to perform are listed below:

Assistant Account Manager Job Description

• Create and maintain effective liaison between clients and internal and external groups, and act as a first point of contact for clients and visitors

• Assist human resource teams in creating job descriptions and outlining criteria for personnel management

• Prepare, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements and reports to assess accuracy and conformance

• Assist the accounts department in developing and analyzing budgets and preparing periodic reports for the management

• Analyze business operations, trends and costs to project future revenues and expenses

• Create, develop and implement recordkeeping and accounting systems, involving current technology

• Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and schedule their work appropriately

• Provide advice to the management on issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies and budget forecasts

• Act as the lead point of contact for all matters specific to client account management

• Create and maintain strong and meaningful relationships with existing and new clients

• Negotiate contracts and close deals to maximize profits, and develop trusted advisor relationships with key accounts

• Clearly communicate progress of periodic initiatives to both internal and external stakeholders