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.
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.
Real Estate Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to work in this high volume, multiple entity work environment. Responsibilities: -Create vendor files -Preparation and entry of invoices -Invoice batching and coding -Post to ledgers and journals -Create deposit slips -Resolve vendor discrepancies -Credit accounts -Daily check runs -File paid bills -Accurate & updated maintenance of acc...
Employer: Company is internet marketing company selling household products. Professional office setting in Federal Way, WA. Job Description: Keep count of inventory using excel. Daily order confirmation of products. Contact warehouse to manage online orders. Assist manager on various administrative office tasks. Must be experienced using word and excel. Must be fluent in Korean, read and write...
Are you or someone you know a person of high integrity and strong values looking for a position in a hard-working, fast-paced environment? Veros Partners (www.verospartners.com), an Indianapolis based financial services and consulting firm, is currently seeking team-oriented, talented individuals who enjoy serving others and doing their best at whatever the challenge. If you or someone you know is...
Company Confidential Cleveland, OH, 44134
Job description We are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper/Manager to join our team. Candidate must possess strong computer skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge of various Current Software Programs. Must be able to adapt to new software programsandmanageexisting software programs. Understanding of Microsoft Navision preferred. Job Responsibilities Responsible for all day to day accou...
FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTANT Our client, a growing, multi-state provider for senior living committed to serving their residents, families and community members, has an immediate opening for a detail-oriented Full Time Accountant with 3+ years' Full Charge Bookkeeping or Property Accounting experience at their Indianapolis headquarters. You will complete general ledger work, monthly reportin...
Bookkeeper/Accountant Manufacturing company seeking a bookkeeper/accountant to replace long-term accountant set to retire. Responsibilities/requirements · • Accounts payable/bill payment · • Accounts Receivable/collections · • Workers Comp/business insurance · • Payroll and check registers · • Work-in-progress · • Prepare journal entries · • Process sales tax payments · • Great Plains ex...
BeanTown Chemical, Inc. (BTC) is a startup company that will manufacture and distribute a line of specialty chemicals, including organics, inorganics, and metals and materials. The company’s corporate headquarters and main distribution center are located in Hudson, NH. BTC will offer over 7,000 products, which will be primarily used for research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, chem...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78220
Job Requirements Duties include but are not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, general ledger, journal entries, payroll processing of 15+ employees, payroll taxes, month end close, processing AIA documents, construction contract management, job costing, financial statement preparation, and any other accounting or finance related duties, as needed. This is a fu...
FULL-CHARGE BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAGER Job Summary Responsible for all bookkeeping functions related to Accounts Payable, Payroll, and General Accounting including maintenance of the accounting systems, adherence to established policies and procedures, review of documentation for appropriate authorization, timely notification of any problems or concerns and superior customer service. Job duties ...
Company Confidential Newport, RI, 02840
Newport company of 18 employees seeks an executive assistant/bookkeeper to handle bookkeeping, staff support and front-of-the-house interactions. Position may be part time or full, depending on candidates ability and needs and provides full benefits. Balance bank and credit card statements, handle all QuickBooks entry Manage all employee benefits Knowledge of Excel Assist outside accountant in...
Part time bookkeeper and other duties. includes good knowledge of QuickBooks with high volume of components inventory (supply chain management), recon. bank statements, receivables, qrtly statements and answering phone. A small high caliber busy office, that requires team work. Other duties may include shipping/receiving of manufactured products. . Pay determination based on experience. This job h...
Company Confidential Solon, OH, 44139
Reporting to the company's President, this position encompasses two primary areas of responsibility that are critical to the future success of the company: · Accounting · Administration 1. Accounting: This position will be responsible for ensuring that the company manages its accounting functions in a thorough, competent and accurate manner. This includes the following activities: · General b...
Company Confidential Holbrook, MA, 02343
BOOKKEEPER Electrical testing company in Holbrook is seeking an exceptional Bookkeeper. This opportunity will require an experienced candidate with the ability to take control over the accounting function in a fast-growing company. This position to be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday each week, local person preferred. Responsibilities: * Organization & maintenance of accounting records in QuickBoo...
Ideal candidate will have 5 years full charge bookkeeping experience that includes GL, consolidated financial statements, A/P, A/R. Will handle multiple entities. Excellent computer and organizational skills. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of excel and quickbooks. Position located in the Sacramento area. To apply, please submit resume...
Troupe Waste & Recycling Full Charge Bookkeeper Monday through Friday - approximately 40 hours per week Great opportunity at a fast growing, family owned waste and recycling company on the South Shore. We are currently seeking a hands-on Full Charge Bookkeeper who will perform various accounting duties as well as some customer service. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Responsibili...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Bookkeeper daily bookkeeping and general ledger duties, AR, AP, Bank Reconciliation. Proficient with Quick Books REQUIRED. Basic office experience receptionist, filing, word, excel and customer service skills. Full time Mon-Fri- North Shreveport area, benefits. (please do not apply via mobile access/apps) We are an equal employment opportunity employer and wi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is a nonprofit organization in downtown Boston, Massachusetts (MA) with a temporary Bookkeeper opening. This consultant will work alongside the Director of Finance to process accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. The consultant will process 40-50 invoices per week for accounts payable and process biweekly payroll for 25 employees. REQUIREMENTS: 4+ year...
BOOKKEEPER, FULL CHARGE (AVON) We ae a door and window manufacturer in business for 43 years, looking for a full charge bookkeeper whose duties inclu pde, AP, AR, calling in payroll, bank reconciliations, G/L, journal entries and preparing monthly financial statements. This is a permanent position requiring 20 to 30 hours per week. Canddidates must be literate with current Quickbooks experinece,...
Office Manager/Bookkeeper The Central Valley Association of REALTORS®, an established not-for-profit organization, seeks a professional to handle the books & provide administrative support to the Association Executive and Board of Directors. Duties include but are not limited to A/R, A/P, billing, payroll, account reconciliation & maintaining budgets as well as providing back-up assistance with a...
Company Confidential Brookline, MA, 02446
BOOKKEEPER needed for a small full-service real estate development and management firm with properties in the Greater Boston area. The Bookkeeper will work closely with the property managers. Duties include: review of invoices, payments, and bank deposits, data entry, communications with vendors and customer service via e-mail and telephone, filing, photo copying, opening and date stamping mail, a...
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$21,000.00 - $54,080.00
Typical Salary for Bookkeeper
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions.
Rate of Growth
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Attention to Detail
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
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