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Accounting Supervisors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Accounting Supervisors assist the accountants and supervise accounting clerks and bookkeepers in the collection of data, processing of vouchers, preparation of financial books, filing of documentation, handling of cash and processing of commercial papers.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Computer skills

Accounting Supervisors need basic computer skills. They should be comfortable using spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented

Accounting Supervisors are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to details to avoid making errors and to spot errors that others have made.


Accounting Supervisors have control of an organisation's financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records confidential.

Mathematics skills

Accounting Supervisors deal with numbers and they are required to be good at basic arithmetic.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically have a certificate or a higher diploma in accounting

Professional qualification

  • usually attain London Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Qualifications (LCCI) Book-keeping & Accounts (Intermediate Level) or equivalent


  • usually 3 years' relevant experience in accounting are required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Accounting Supervisors work primarily in offices and work regular office hours. They may work additional hours to meet deadlines, for example, at the end of fiscal year, during tax time or while carrying out yearly accounting audits.


  • Ledger paper - Ledger sheets
  • Receipts or receipt books - Receipt books

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