Generally speaking, accounts administrators are responsible for overseeing an account in a business – this might be with a supplier, vendor or client. Duties and task will vary hugely between industries and the typed of businesses within those industries, however, the core duties will remain mostly the same. Examples of this include:
Chasing up accounts receivable and accounts payable with suppliers/vendors/clients
Keeping orderly records in a ledger
Making good on collections
Filling out and sending off invoices
Performing face-to-face meetings and presentations
Accounts administrators need high levels of organisation and a strict sense of dedication to their allocated accounts. These characteristics are essential, as they are necessary to maintaining monetary flow and ensuring that the shareholders of the account feel their business is being earned and looked after.
Account administrators are expected to have completed a secondary level of education. Undergraduate and master’s degrees in business and accounting are highly regarded, as are qualifications and experience with accounting and account management practices and software.