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.
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Company Confidential PITTSBURGH, 15131
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Accounting Principals has a contract Bookkeeper job in Plano, TX. The client is looking for someone who has QuickBooks experience. You will be responsible for managing the AP and AR. We are seeking someone who is detailed oriented and can work in a fast paced environment. Responsibilities for the Cash Reconciliation Accountant job: • Manage AP and AR functions • Perform bank reconciliations (1 ban...
BOOKKEEPER Adecco is currently assisting our client in their search for experienced Bookkeeper for the Danbury, CT area. This Bookkeeper position will be responsible for various tasks dealing with all aspects of accounting and must be proficient on QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for the Bookkeeper position may include...
Title: Bookkeeper/Customer Service Representative Bookkeeper/Customer Service Representative Job Purpose/Description: Assist the Controller with accounting functions, primarily with tasks relating to accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other accounting tasks. Additionally, serves customers by taking and processing product orders, providing product information, and assisting in resolving pro...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75223
Job Title: Bookkeeper Job Description: This position is responsiblefor inputting of bookkeeping records, process/coordinate payroll for multiple clients; assisting in management of department and communicating with clients to complete assigned tasks. Must possess the ability to meet with potential new clients, cultivate relationships with existing clients and attend networking events to promote th...
Newport Beach accounting firm seeks experienced bookkeeper. Duties to include bookkeeping, sales taxes, property tax and payroll tax for businesses. We are looking for a candidate who has good job stability and has worked for a public accounting firm. Extensive QuickBooks knowledge is a must. Prior tax preparation experience is a plus. Duties will include: - Preparation of working trial balances a...
Job Description: This growing company is looking for a professional and detailed oriented Bookkeeper who has a minimum of 5 years experience working as a Bookkeeper. The primary responsibilities include preparing financial statements and reports, including the profit and loss statement and balance sheet, reconciling bank accounts and distributing money within departments, conducting invoice activi...
Bookkeeper Summary: The full charge Bookkeeper for the Firm’s Elder Law Department is responsible for accounting transactions such as data entry, posting payables, journal entries into the general ledgers, account reconciliation, verifying accuracy of accounting documents, and bank reconciliations. In addition, the Bookkeeper develops reports as required, maintains accounting records in QuickBooks...
AUTO - BOOKKEEPER/ASST TO CONTROLLER Ford of Englewood, Englewood, NJ is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an open position - our bookkeeper is retiring.MUST HAVE AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE, costing deals, paying commissions and be experienced in motor vehicle. ADP experience a plus!! Medical Benefits, Paid Vacation and Sick Time!! Position is available immediately. Please email resume or fax to 20...
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Stellana is hiring for a full time Bookkeeper position in Lake Geneva, WI. Reporting to the Controller, the responsibilities will include accounts receivable, general ledger work, month-end journal entries, bank reconciliations, and assisting with other projects.This position requires high organization, motivation, and energy within a manufacturing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintain accounts...
Company Confidential Hartsdale, NY
Full time full charge bookkeeper needed by a company that is an owner, operator, and manager of apartment buildings (many have commercial tenants also). Must be skilled in real-estate related bookkeeping and have prior experience with rent control, rent stabilization, SCRIE, DRIE, and Section 8. Commercial tenancy experience is a plus. General duties include payroll, maintaining employee files, ge...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a Bookkeeper to work for one of our clients in the construction services industry in the Cranberry Township, PA area. This is a part time position, 24 hours per week. Primary duties will include: Accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, processing payroll through ADP and reconciliations REQUIREMENTS: Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in...
Alpha Real Estate Group is a full service real estate company serving the Saint Louis Metropolitan area with concentration in Saint Charles County. We are looking to hire a full-time, full charge bookkeeper/accountant. Successful applicant must have a minimum 2 years of experience in the field of accounting, including payables, receivables, invoicing, payroll and financial accounting with industry...
Job Description: Are you eager to expand you career in Construction as a Bookkeeper and Professional Accountant? A General Contracting company is seeking to hire a Bookkeeper this week! This is a wonderful company with an all encompassing benefits package. This individual will be able to do all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping, have 10 years experience in that position, construction bookkeeping/a...
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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.
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Attention to Detail
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
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