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.
Company Confidential Midland, TX, 79701
Bookkeeper Bookkeeper with Accounting experience needed. Local construction company needs a highly capable individual who can work independently in a sensitive financial position. Quickbooks experience required. Must have experience with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Reconciliation, Journal Entries, Invoicing, Financial Statements, Accrual, and Cash Basis Accounting. Must be able to ha...
Job Description: Our client is in need of a Bookkeeper to Full Charge Bookkeeper to help run the accounting part of their company. This will include hands on from payables, receivables, payroll, G/L, month end close to financial statement preparation and all reconciliations and analysis. Do you have a minimum of: 8++ years of bookkeeping experience for smaller companies, expert level in Quickboo...
Itac Solutions Birmingham, AL, 35202
Job Type: Contract/Temporary,Temp-to-Hire,Direct-Hire In this job, here are some of the duties to be performed: ITAC Solutions is constantly searching for top talent in our core skill sets in Clerical, Office Professional and Accounting Roles. We offer a variety of contract, contract to hire and direct hire positions. As opportunities become available, an ITAC Recruiter will be in touch with you ...
F/T BOOKKEEPER Entry level. Basic accounting knowledge, proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel; strong oral & written communication & organizational skills & able to multi-task. Minimum education-Business School or Community College Graduate in Accounting or Bookkeeping. Email resume to: ***** From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Company Confidential Bridgewater, MA
Bookkeeper Part time bookkeeper and other duties. Good knowledge of QuickBooks with high volume of components inventory (supply chain management) Recon Bank statements Receivables Qrtly statements 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...
We seek a motivated, experienced accounting professional to provide our clients with outstanding accounting support services for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Most work can be performed remotely. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Accounts Receivable Management: Direct the regular preparation and delivery of invoices. Manage the receivables collection process and administer ...
BOOKKEEPING POSITION Looking for a full time bookkeeper. Duties to include, but not limited to: Answering the telephone, take accurate messages, and writing down the information, waiting on customers, correctly writing invoices, correcting the invoices and entering them into the computer system. Must have an accounting degree or equivalent work experience and a full understanding of general accoun...
Bookkeeper/Office Manager Position available – for immediate hire November 2015 Disability Rights International (DRI) is the world’s leading international human rights organization dedicated to the protection of children and adults with disabilities around the world. We are located near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, and we have three field offices abroad. We are seeking a full-time, experien...
Bookkeeper CPA firm in East Memphis seeks exp. bookkeeper, including P/R, G/L thru financal stmts, to work w/ multiple clients. Quick- Books exp. a plus. Full time w/benefits. Email resume & Salary requirements to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Bookkeeper/Accounts Payable Manager Moulton Bellingham PC seeks an experienced bookkeeper and accounts payable manager. Responsibilities include: maintaining the books of the firm in accordance with accounting principles, managing trust accounts, budgeting and financial reporting, and managing payroll and accounts payable. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and cover letter with ...
BOOKKEEPER-F/T Duties to include, but not limited to: Answering phone, taking accurate messages and writing down the information, waiting on customers, correctly writing invoices, correcting invoices and entering them into computer system. Must have an accounting degree or equivalent work experience and a full understanding of general accounting procedures. Must have a friendly personality and gr...
Lange, Poteet & Co., CPAs, a long-established large local firm in San Antonio is seeking a full charge bookkeeper. Payroll tax reporting and QuickBooks experience required. Excellent pay scale commensurate with experience, benefits package, and virtually no travel. All replies held in strictest confidence. See us at www.LPCPA.com....
Company Confidential Hanover, MA, 02339
Bookkeeper/Accountant Construction Co. A well estab Construction Co in the Hanover area 2540 hrs/wk Candidate should be a team player w 5-10 yrs accounting exp through trial balance, knowledge of construction accounting, and the ability to manage financial activity of multiple companies. Exp in QuickBooks, Excel & Word is required. Please include salary requirements with resume. Fax: 781-659-340...
Well respected customer-service oriented personal injury law firm is looking for a full charge bookkeeper to work in our Greenbelt, Maryland office. The right candidate will be dependable, independent and will embrace the challenge of enhancing our expanding accounting department. Candidates will have 2+ years experience as a full-charge bookkeeper within a legal or professional service environme...
Accounting position in local Established Company, Informal Friendly Work Environment. Position requires 3+ yrs. exp. providing bookkeeping services. Exp. in Payroll, General Ledger, Financial Statements, Excel, Word and Quick Books. Works well with others. Great Pay with a Full Benefits Package....
Our tax law office in Norman is expanding and is currently seeking an organized individual to join our team as an Accountant. The position will be responsible for recording monthly transactions for various clients, processing monthly financial and payroll reports as well any additional duties as assigned. This person must be in constant communication with clients. Daily tasks include contacting cl...
Come be a part of the team in Sulphur, OK!!! Must have at least 5 years experience in bookkeeping. Prepare financial statements, reports, reconcile accounts, pay bills, maintain ledgers, process invoices and assist with tax return preparation. All health benefits provided. Email resume to: *****...
Local CPA firm is seeking an experienced Bookkeeper to join their growing staff. Ideal candidate will have experience with corporate tax, partnerships, 1065’s, and sales tax reporting. Prior experience with Quickbooks is required and prior industry experience is highly desired. This is an excellent opportunity to join a stable organization that promotes a family friendly culture. Other duties incl...
Perform general accounting functions, maintain bank accounts, coordinate with UK Accounting Department and support as necessary, and perform accounting related clerical functions as directed or needed. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS Enter Accounts Receivable payments (checks, credit cards, ACH, and wire transfers) received into computer system and reconcile daily. Correct suspended invoices daily. Coordina...
Great opportunity for the right person who wants to join our dynamic team. Retail jewelry and gift store seeks part-time bookkeeper to work approximately 2-3 days per week. Must be EXCELLENT with Quick Books! Responsibilities include, bank deposits, cash application, processing accounts payable, credit card and bank reconciliation, general ledger and end of year filings. Must be organized with gre...
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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
Size of Industry in 2006:
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Attention to Detail
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
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