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 Lynchburg, VA, 24501
BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING Local Accounting Firm seeking qualified applicant for immediate job opening. Applicant must possess Payroll knowledge, including but not limited to, payroll tax processing, quarterly payroll return preparation, and annual 1099 and W2 preparation. Qualified applicant should also have experience or knowledge in bookkeeping/Accounting as well as tax preparation for indivi...
Bookkeeper/Office Manager About the Job We are seeking a talented bookkeeper/office manager to join our team. We are a small company established in 1983 offering the opportunity to work in many area's of the real estate business. These will include residential development, new home construction and management of commercial and residential rental properties. Knowledge and experience with QuickBoo...
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Company Confidential Cleveland, OH, 44128
Job Description: Small eastside office is seeking a Permanent Full-Time Office Manager / Bookkeeper. Responsibilities are all inclusive of making sure that the office runs smoothly. A take-charge attitude and very strong organizational skills are a must. Job Duties Include: · Accounts payable processing including check processing and wire transfers · Bookkeeping functions to include bank recon...
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Company Confidential Norwell, MA, 02061
Bkkpg./Acctg. BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTANT Constr co in So Shore. 30 hr. wk. Exp. thru trial bal. Know of constr acctg. Manage fin’l. activity of multiple co’s. Exp in Quick Books, Excel, Word req. Incl sal req’s w/resume. Fax: 781-659-3401....
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
BOOKKEEPER Company Confidential , Part-Time Position: Seeking full charge Bookkeeper with strong oil and gas revenue background for small office environment in San Antonio. The Bookkeeper will be responsible for all accounting and reporting for 2 separate personal entities and 4 small business entities. This position reports directly to the business owner. Key duties include receiving & record...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49696
Bookkeeper/Receptionist for professional office. Experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of A/R, A/P and payroll required. Send cover letter with resume, references, and salary requirements to PO Box 5333 Traverse City MI 49696 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Company Confidential Windber, PA, 15963
Secretary/ Bookkeeper, Full time position located in Windber. Candidate must be detailed oriented and able to work with all clientele. Benefits and wages commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Connie L. Buza Senior Property Manager 1700 Veil Avenue Windber, PA 15963 ***** This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
Monumental Concrete has an immediate opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper as an Independent Contractor at the DC Village location. The Full Charge Bookkeeper will be responsible for billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and month end close. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of similar accounting experience, preferably working with small to medium sized businesses. Must be ...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Clientele and service North side specialty retailer is currently interviewing for a full-charge bookkeeper with a solid basis and knowledge of accounting principles. We are not just looking for someone to plug numbers into Quickbooks for answers. We are looking for an accountant / full charge bookkeeper, with a minimum of a bachelors degree in accounting. Minimum 2 years experience in accounting ...
Job Description: Direct Hire - Accounting Associate/Bookkeeper for busy 6 entity company. Must have a solid bookkeeping background, balance accounts, payables, general ledger. Must be able to multi-task and switch gears quickly for this very busy office. Excellent Niagara Falls Opportunity to become part of a growing and successful team. Must be very computer literate and have excellent communi...
Are you looking for the next step in your career? Our client, located in Shawnee OK requires a Bookkeeper/Office Manager to join their team. In this role as Bookkeeper/Office Manager, you will be reporting to the Corporate Manager from the corporate office and General Manager of the location . You will be responsible for: Journal Entries, General Ledger work, Payroll, HR, On boarding, Full Cycle A...
Full Time to start ASAP. Located in SW DC. Experience in Quickbooks and Excel required. Should have solid knowledge of A/R & A/P reports, budget preparation, overall clerical experience and good communication skills. Busy marina with a pleasant, casual working atmosphere on the waterfront of DC. Please email resume and availability....
Position Summary: The Bookkeeper is responsible for a variety of tasks, including accounts payable, payroll and human resources. Qualifications: Detail oriented Able to work in team environment Strong computer skills; proficiency in Word, Excel and e-mail Clear written and verbal communications Good time management skills Able to maintain confidential information Strong Customer Service a...
SUMMARY: the candidate will perform accounting and administrative duties within the district location. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: This role deals with multiple systems that include cost tracking, P.O., reporting revenue, etc. Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures; assigning and monitoring clerical functions Perform general office duties such as ordering supplies...
Automotive Accounting Clerk We provide a Highly competitive compensation plan, along with the security of being a part of an award winning location and brand Responsibilities and Qualifications Payroll, payables, receivables Strong computer skills and communication skills are required Accounting experience or degree required We offer 5 day work week Full benefit package including excellent...
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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
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Attention to Detail
Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
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