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.
Bookkeeper/Administrator About the Job Ideal Core Solutions (ICS) specializes in all phases ofconstruction including new commercial, residential and industrial buildings,commercial and residential renovations, school construction, hospital andhealth care facilities and civil state/city capital improvement projects.We are actively pursuing aBookkeeper/Administrator to join our team in New York. As...
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Seeking full charge bookkeeper with 7 to 10 + years of experience for sub-contract/Per Diem/project work. Must be proficient in Quick Books, all versions; QB Pro, QB Online, QB Enterprise Version and Excel. Quick Books certified a plus, but not required. Must be willing to work on site at clients' offices within a 30 mile radius of Philadelphia as well as remotely. Must have a home/office computer...
Manpower is seeking an Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper for a growing client in Greenwich, NY. This is a temp to hire opportunity with working hours of M-F from 9am-5pm. Pay will be $10.00-$11.00 per hour. The ideal candidate will have a background in collections and AP/AR, proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, and a reliable and dependable personality. Experience with Frameworks software is...
Accounting Principals is currently working on a Bookkeeper job opportunity in Pine Brook, NJ. This position is a temporary role, covering for a leave and will last approximately until the end of the year. Our client is currently requiring someone with 5+ years experience in bookkeeping and processing payroll and having worked in either Timberline or Sage is a plus. Bookkeeper Job Responsibilities:...
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 *****...
Accounting Principals is currently recruiting for a Bookkeeper job in Tempe, AZ. Our client is looking for a dynamic, hard-working individual who wants to grow in his/her career. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of full charge bookkeeping experience (up to financial statements). Construction experience is strongly preferred. The Bookkeeper job Responsibilities include: - Accounts...
Our client is looking for an individual for a contract to hire Bookkeeper job in Chicago, IL. You must have previous experience as a Bookkeeper. You must also have experience with QuickBooks. Bookkeeper Job Responsibilities: Post and/or supervise posting of daily sales receipts Reconcile all bank accounts for various entities Assist in the preparation of trial balances and financial statements Per...
Our client is looking for an individual for a contract Bookkeeper job in Chicago, IL. You must have a at least six months experience with accounts payable and accounts receivable. You must also have excellent communication skills. Bookkeeper Job Responsibilities: Responsible for processing accounts payable Responsible for processing accounts receivable Prepare journal entries Prepare financial sta...
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. The salary for this position begins at $40,000 per year and will...
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...
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...
A temporary Bookkeeper job is available in Albuquerque, NM through Accounting Principals! You must be at an intermediate to advanced skill level in Excel and have prior experience. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking to work four to five months with a large, well established company in the Northeast Heights! The pay is between $18.00 and $20.00 per hour depending on experience. Temp...
Senior Bookkeeper position in San Francisco, CA One of Accounting Principals’ clients has an immediate temporary Senior Bookkeeper job opening. Located in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, this position in the restaurant industry is accessible by public transportation, via BART and Muni. Providing an excellent professional environment with an emphasis on employee development, this is an opportuni...
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...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temp-to-hire Bookkeeper opportunity for a growing manufacturing company in Strongsville, OH. You must have at least three years of full charge bookkeeping experience. You will be responsible for accounts payable, receivables and general accounting. The rate for this position is starting at $17.00 per hour. The Bookkeeper responsibilities include: -Full charge...
Currently recruiting for a part time Bookkeeper for a manufacturing client in the Metro Boston area. Strong accounting skills, A/R, A/P, collections, G/L, etc. Proficient with Excel and QuickBooks....
F/C Bookkeeper needed for growing retailer east of Atlanta (Covington vicinity) Ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of stable work experience in a bookkeeper or accountant role for smaller fast paced companies!!! *RECENT use/proficiency of Peachtree Software is REQUIRED *Accounts Payable *Bank Deposits * Reconciliations *Journal entries *Payroll/commissions processing experience is a plus! For imm...
We are currently seeking to recruit an individual to fill a Bookkeeper job in Chicago, IL! You must have at least three years’ experience as a Bookkeeper. You will be responsible for daily general accounting duties, as well as Office Management. You must also have recent QuickBooks experience! Responsibilities: Daily general accounting to include accounts payable and accounts receivable processing...
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$21,008.00 - $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
Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed actions.
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