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.
We are a growing company looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team! In this position, the Office Manager/Bookkeeper will support TrialNetworks in a number of important areas such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and office management. This is an exciting opportunity to work at an entrepreneurial company with an experienced, motivated and talented team. There are...
Company Confidential Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410
Fast-paced, high volume real estate office, is hiring for a full time Bookkeeper to handle a variety of accounting duties for our Corporate Accounting Department in Palm Beach Gardens. Duties may include: Bank reconciliations for multiple companies and bank accounts utilizing several accounting systems Commission payments Coding and entering accounts payable Processing annual 1099's for multiple c...
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...
DC based - Fixed Fee, QuickBooks. LET A BUSINESS BE YOUR BOOKKEEPER
Test Applicant Skills Before You Hire. Start Testing Today.
Download free accounting software perfect for small businesses.
Accounting Jobs Available. Up to $17-78/HR - Apply Now
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Accounting Career Tools
$21,008.00 - $54,080.00
Typical Salary for Bookkeeper
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
Maintains historical records by filing documents.
Popular Bookkeeper Articles
Sample Resume for a Bookkeeper
Make sure your resume provides a full account of your bookkeeping experience so you can land the interview. This example shows you how.
Finance and Accounting Career Advice
Browse our library of finance and accounting career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, preparing for an interview and more.
Sample Resumes by Industry
Writing a resume specific to your industry is a great way to be a star candidate. If you need help customizing your resume to your field, check out these resume examples for various careers.
Closed Your Small Business, and Now You Need a Job?
After years of being your own boss, now you have to reinvent yourself. Convince corporate America that you have the skills and drive to join its ranks.
Interview Comedian Candidates
Job applicants say the darndest things. Get ready for some laughs with these real-life interview answers.