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.
Kelly Financial Resources Houston, TX
Job Description: Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper / Payroll / A-P Client in Blue Ash area: Zip Code 45241 Part Time 20-25 hours per week Pay rate: 14-17 per hour Temp-to-hire and/or Direct Placement for the right candidate! Kelly Financial Services, we work with premier companies in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Our client is looking for a Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper, to also help o...
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 ...
Local CPA firm looking for an energetic individual to perform bookkeeping for various clients Knowledgeable in payroll, accounting and tax (AA Degree in Accounting a plus) Experience in QuickBooks and Prosystem fx software products Must have a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Administrative tasks for the firm Highly traina...
SUMMARY: The candidate will report to the District Manager and perform administrative duties within the district location. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: This role deals with multiple systems that include cost tracking, P.O., and reporting revenue familiar with G/L, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable, and Payroll Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures; assigni...
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...
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...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Bookkeeper handling light payroll, daily bookkeeping and general ledger duties. QuickBooks experience REQUIRED. Basic office experience receptionist, filing, word, excel and customer service skills. Approximately 35 hours a week Mon-Fri. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or ...
Real Estate Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to work in this high volume, multiple entity work environment. Responsibilities: -Create vendor files -Preparation and entry of invoices -Invoice batching and coding -Post to ledgers and journals -Create deposit slips -Resolve vendor discrepancies -Credit accounts -Daily check runs -File paid bills -Accurate & updated maintenance of acc...
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...
Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS) is recruiting a Bookkeeper. Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and ...
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....
Accountant/Bookkeeper for local oil & gas land co. Apply on online at www.landservicesinc.com This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
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...
Responsible for basic accounting data entry into Federal Government Contractor accounting software and preparing payroll for ADP. Key Tasks and Responsibilities • Conduct Accounting Transaction Entry into Dynamic NAV for Government Contractors accounting software • Conduct Payroll Entry • Conduct Vendor Bill Entry & Payment • Maintain A/P • Calculate A/P Bank Transfers • Calculate Transfers...
About Us For over 20 years, AIT has been designing and developing specialized manufacturing tools and automated equipment serving a variety of manufacturing clients. AIT's staff is made up of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, programmers, machinists, welders, technicians and support personnel whose purpose is to build well engineered automated and robotic equipment for our customers. R...
BOOKKEEPER, FULL CHARGE (AVON) We ae a door and window manufacturer in business for 43 years, looking for a full charge bookkeeper whose duties inclu pde, AP, AR, calling in payroll, bank reconciliations, G/L, journal entries and preparing monthly financial statements. This is a permanent position requiring 20 to 30 hours per week. Canddidates must be literate with current Quickbooks experinece,...
MUST be Bilingual. Will be answering phones, bookkeeping A/R, A/P some soft collections, Will be trained later for payroll. file, and everyday running of the office...
Description Bookkeeper/Office Manager Pay: Up to $48K per year DOE Assignment Type: Direct Hire Bookkeeper/ Office Manager needed for a landscaping firm in the Windward/East Oahu area! In this role, you will be responsible for processing A/P and A/R, handling bank reconciliations, processing payroll, financial statements, general ledger and posting journal entries. This position requires a B...
BOOKKEEPER needed P/T for accounting office, flexible hours. Knowledge of Quickbooks is a plus. Please email resume to *****...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38119
Memphis law firm has immediate opening for a Legal Secretary/Bookkeeper. The ideal candidate will be motivated, friendly, detail oriented, well organized with excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills. PROFICIENCY AND KNOWLEDGE of QUICKBOOKS IS A MUST. Ability to type from dictation is a huge plus. This is not an entry level position and people without relevant work experience are...
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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
Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
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