Bookkeeper Jobs

Bookkeeper Overview


Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining an accurate record of a company's business transactions and cash flow through the use of tools such as Quickbooks and other accounting software. Bookkeepers are expected to create income statements, manage balance sheets and oversee the financial transactions of individual departments. The ultimate duties of a Bookkeeper are dependent on the size of the company he or she works for. Similar accounting jobs include positions such as accounting specialist bookkeepers.

Bookkeeper Educational Requirements


A high school diploma or GED is the minimum requirement for most Bookkeeping jobs although a degree in accounting is preferable. Because the way each company functions and keeps records is different, on-the-job training is the norm for most Bookkeeping positions where the head accountant or the business owner will instruct a Bookkeeper on proper procedures. Attention to detail and a proficiency with mathematics are necessary in order to perform the job well.

Bookkeeper Job Market


Bookkeepers are needed in almost every company in the country; as such, the demand is large. Due to the relatively lax educational requirements, however, competition for this job can be fierce. There are currently around 1,799,800 Bookkeepers employed within the United States, with another 370,000 estimated job openings. The number of Bookkeepers employed by various companies is expected to grow 11 percent by 2022, increasing to 2,004,500. With these numbers in mind, the field is a good one to get into, particularly as more small businesses open up. Similar positions include Office Accounting Clerk jobs and Bookkeeper Accounting Assistant jobs.

Bookkeeper Salary


Bookkeepers can expect to make between $9 and $11 per hour on average, or $18,000 to $22,000 per year. Bookkeepers for larger corporations can expect to make a much higher income, with minimum annual salaries starting around $27,000. The upper income limit is around $41,000. Although a specific average is difficult to come by, Bookkeepers working for large, multinational companies have a higher income potential than those working for smaller, regional companies.
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Company Confidential Farmington, MI, 48334
Privately owned development/building company located in Farmington Hills, MI has an immediate need for an accountant/bookkeeper to handle day to day accounting and office management. We are looking for an individual to manage the day to day accounting activity of our home sales operation. An ideal candidate would have experience with job costing/inventory management using quickbooks as well as pay...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in the Andover, MA area is seeking a Bookkeeper on a temporary basis. Responsibilities for the role include: Prepares month end journal entries. On an annual basis, reviews standard entries for accuracy and continued relevance Records cash activity in Bank Book module of accounting software, generates and posts entries to G/L Identify and obtain reports needed to compl...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is assisting a Tampa, Florida (FL) client in the search for a qualified Bookkeeper / Accountant for a future need. Duties will include: Journal entries Generation of financial reports Month-end close functions A/P and A/R functions Bank reconciliations Miscellaneous duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 3+ years of experience in general-ledger functions is required A Ba...
Harper Associates has been retained for this exclusive search. Our client, a private family office, handles investment and property management, day-to-day accounting and payroll activities, and management of legal affairs, and philanthropic endeavors. Seeking a seasoned professional Bookkeeper with exceptional accounting and analytical skills. Duties include bank reconciliations, spreadsheet prepa...
A Bookkeeper Job in Lewisburg, TN is currently available courtesy of Parker & Lynch. To be considered for this position you must have a solid understanding of accounting as well as office management experience. You will work for an organization that respects your work/life balance and offers a casual working environment. The Bookkeeper job in Lewisburg, TN is budgeted up to 50K! Bookkeeper Job Res...
Accounting Principals is currently working on a Bookkeeper job opportunity in West Caldwell, NJ. This opportunity does require previous experience processing payroll in addition to accounting duties. This is a temporary position that will last for approximately 4 months, and as such needs someone with immediate availability. Bookkeeper Job Responsibilities: - Handle day to day AP processing, enter...
Bookkeeper job in Hialeah, FL Duties: * Accounts payable * Accounts receivable * Payroll * Posting to the GL * Reconciliations * Handle Lien releases * A1A Billing Qualifications * 3 plus years of Accounting experience * Quickbooks Premier - Contractor Edition * A1A Billing * Lien releases * Knowledge of Excel and Word Please email resumes to *****...
Part-Time Bookkeeper Job in San Francisco, CA Accounting Principals has an exciting new Part-Time Bookkeeper job opening with one of its favorite San Francisco clients. This temporary, part-time role is located in the heart of the Financial District. Easily accessible by public transit, this position is a great opportunity to work at a recognized company within the philanthropic field, and offers...
Our client has a direct hire/permanent opening for a bookkeeper/property manager in Philadelphia, PA. You must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in this role have knowledge with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. You will be responsible for all day to day accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting with payroll. You must also act as a liaison between manageme...
Central Oklahoma City construction company seeking a temporary Bookeeper that could possibly turn into a permanent position. The Bookkeeper Job is a temporary contract that could last up to a month or longer or if this is a good fit for the company and the employee it could turn into a permanent position. The primary responsibilities will include bank reconciliations, A/P, A/R, Payroll and Journal...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Bookkeeper opportunity for an outstanding property management company located in downtown Cleveland, OH. You must have at least one year of full charge bookkeeping experience. You will be responsible for accounts payable, receivables and payroll. The hourly rate for this position is starting at $18.00 per hour and parking is free! The Bookkeeper r...
At Accounting Principals we specialize in the placement of finance and accounting professionals. Our client is looking to fill a contract to Bookkeeper Job in Kent, WA. The ideal candidate will have an accounting degree with 2-3 years of experience as a bookkeeper. The Bookkeeper Job responsibilities include: • Cutting and processing purchase orders • Invoicing • Payroll data entry • Some administ...
Full Charge Bookkeeper needed for growing company in the Melville area. Ideal candidate should have experience with journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and analysis of accounts. MAS 90 experience a plus! Wonderful work environment; employee friendly company. Direct hire paying up to $50K for the ideal candidate. Please forward resumes to ginny.butindari@accountin...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a full time Bookkeeper job in New Berlin, WI. You must have five years’ of experience to qualify for this job. Working for a small manufacturing company you will be in charge of the books for their New Berlin location and one other location in the Wisconsin area. Your other responsibilities will include weekly payroll and payroll reports, general ledger work, tr...
Our client has a direct hire/permanent opening for a bookkeeper in Philadelphia, PA. You must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in this role have knowledge with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. You will be responsible for all day to day accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting with payroll. You must also act as a liaison between management and the differ...
Accounting Principals is seeking a Contract Full Charge Bookkeeper for a property management company located in Nashville. This position requires a 4-5 month commitment. Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience to be considered for this opportunity. Responsibilities will include: -Bank reconciliation for several properties -Balance sheet reconciliation -Accounts Payable -J...
Accounting Principals is seeking a Property Accountant/Full Charge Bookkeeper for a Residential Property Accounting job in Culver City, CA! This is a direct hire position working in a small team. Experience with Yardi and/or MRI a PLUS! Property Accountant/Full Charge Bookkeeper Duties include: • Accounts payable • Accounts receivable • Bank reconciliations • General ledger maintenance • Payroll a...
Accounting Principals, specializing in the placement of accounting and finance professionals, has a Bookkeeper job in Seattle, WA available. To be considered for this opportunity, you must have at least 5 years of accounting experience and have strong QuickBooks skills. You will have exposure to all accounting aspects and enjoy free parking. This is a temporary to hire opportunity with part-time h...
Bookkeeper • 5+ years Union Payroll with Construction Bookkeeping experience • ADP Workforce NOW • Timberline GL and AP and project costing a plus • Exaktime Time and Attendance a plus • Great benefits and beautiful work environment • Come join a stable, growing company with opportunity for advancement...
Bookkeeper job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has a Bookkeeper job available in Tulsa, OK. This is a great opportunity in a small office setting. The salary range for this opening is $35K to $40K per year, depending on experience and education. The daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Accounts Payable -Accounts Receivable -Account Reconciliations -Assist with Month End and...
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Accounting Career Tools

Bookkeeper

Salaries

$21,008.00 - $54,080.00
Typical Salary for Bookkeeper
(1567 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
31.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
27.1%
Associates
21.3%
High School
10.9%
Certification
3.8%
Master's
2.8%
Vocational
2%
(991 Respondents)
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