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.
The Accounting Department has an opening for a full time Bookkeeper in the Sparks office. This position requires, among other things, at least 2 years experience in all areas of bookkeeping including bank and investment reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing and general ledger analysis. Candidate should possess a strong background in Mic...
Bookkeeper: $18/ hr *2 month contract with potential for extension. *Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm · Accounts payable · Accounts receivable · General ledger Position requires 5+ year’s experience in bookkeeping/ accounting role and familiarity with accounting software....
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...
Job Description: Great opportunity for an experienced bookkeeper in the East Valley. This position will require experience in QuickBooks 2013, general ledger experience as well as an overall knowledge of basic bookkeeping. Candidates with a recent college degree preferred. Send your resume today for consideration. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified cand...
$15.00 - $25.00 per hour 20-30 hours / week flexible part-time DO NOT CALL or email our office about this listing and disturb our sales reps. You will be disqualified. Reply only via the link in this job ad. We are seeking a part-time bookkeeper and office assistant to join our rapidly growing team in downtown St. Petersburg. Bookkeeping Responsibilities: Bank reconciliations Maintain general ledg...
Company Confidential Oklahoma City, OK, 73149
Local electronics contractor seeks full charge bookkeeper who is experienced with Quickbooks. Duties to include A/R, A/P, G/L, bank reconciliation, sales tax,tax estimates, financials, P&L, payroll, federal and state tax reports. Assist with phones as needed and various other accounting duties. Person should also be experienced with some HR functions such as health and casualty insurance, 401k rep...
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...
Part-time Office Manager / Bookkeeper Needed (with Future Opportunities for Full-time Work) Washington, D.C. familyoffice is looking for an experienced Office Manager and Bookkeeper to oversee the books of several family-owned companies. All candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years experience and should be available to work four (4) days a week, five (5) hours a day. Candidates with fami...
Full charge bookkeeper responsible for handling the fundamental aspects of a firm's financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Pay bills and maintain ledgers Receive client invoices Conduct invoice activities and pay vendors for delivered materials. Generate 1099's and W-2's. GL A/P and A/R Quick Books Pro...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75206
President of company seeking a part-time bookkeeper/administrative personal assistant. Hours- Monday through Friday Rate: $15/hour Assist the owner with business and personal bookkeeping, as well as administrative duties at the office. Must have knowledge in · Quickbooks · Word · Excel · Outlook Must have reliable source of transportation, great communication skills, great with numbers and math sk...
Bookkeeper Applicant must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience in and familiarity with: business accounting and bookkeeping, letter writing, research, MSOffice, customer service, and QuickBooks. Applicant must be able to type +60 words per minute. Office is located in New Rochelle, NY. Qualified candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements and references....
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34110
Growing construction company needs a complete in house bookkeeper. You must able to do payroll, job invoicing, receivables, payables, filing, excel, word, etc. You need to have great organization skills and be pleasant to work with. Good people skills are required. Advancement is available. You must also know how to use Quick Books. The construction jobs are tracked in excel and progress billed. B...
Young, dynamic, growing company located in Garfield Heights is looking to fill an Accountant/Bookkeeper position. We are looking for an honest, dependable person to perform bookkeeping duties, assist with financial paperwork and other administration duties. This person will be responsible for A/P, A/R, Bank Reconciliations', Cash Management, Sales Tax and Financial Statements. Solid computer skill...
Company Confidential Gwynedd Valley, PA, 19437
Bookkeeper/Office Assistant Small engineering firm in Gwynedd Valley, PA is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper/Office Assistant. This position is responsible for all bookkeeping functions for the Company including: recording financial transactions, processing ADP payroll, accounts payable, bank reconciliations and various other accounting and administrative duties. Must be proficient in QuickBooks and...
My client a top tier public accounting firm in Iselin, NJ is looking to bring on board an energetic Bookkeeper into their Accounting and Finance department. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is driven, motivated and eager to climb up the corporate ladder. To be qualified for this position, you should have a Bachelor degree, some tax returns and payroll experience. Bookkeeper J...
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...
Fantastic job opportunity for a stable Full Charge Bookkeeper in a growing logistics company located in College Park, GA! A boutique service provider in an international market is hiring a Full Charge Bookkeeper due to a recent promotion. In order to be considered for the Full Charge Bookkeeper position, you must have excellent stability! Company is looking for someone to join their team and stay!...
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...
Full Charge Bookkeeper job in West Palm Beach, FL Accounting Principals is searching for a Full Charge Bookkeeper to join an excellent company in the West Palm Beach area. This job will be responsible for AP/AR, bank reconciliations, journal entries, P&L reports and some payroll functions. Excellent computer skills (Quickbooks and Excel spreadsheet) required. Must be a self-starter, a team player,...
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...
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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
Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
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