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 The Arc of Southside is seeking a Full Time Bookkeeper. Duties include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Payroll, Bank Reconciliations and financial reporting. Minimum requirements: Associates degree in accounting and 3-5 years of experience. $34,000-$38,000. Submit cover letter and resume to Pat Eldridge at ***** or FAX 434-836-5419 or pho...
Accounting / Bookkeeper Muller, Inc., a premier distributor of some of the finest beer products in the 6 County Philadelphia market, has an opening for a Bookkeeper at its Northeast Philadelphia location. The ideal candidate will have a College Degree or equivalent and a minimum of three to five years experience. Primary duties include but are not limited to accounts receivable, accounts payable,...
OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER Immediate opening. Experience w/Quickbooks, AP, AR & Payroll Good communication & customer skills necessary Must be self motivated and quick to learn Accounting or related degree, experience in transportation and supervising helpful, but not necessary Wage Negotiable DOE 401K, Holidays, Vacations, Medical, Dental & Vision This is a permanent full-time position with a well...
BOOKKEEPER / OFFICE MANAGER Jupiter area. Commercial property management co. Must be proficient in QBooks, Word, Excel, Sales Tax, budgeting and bank reconciliation. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 561-747-2612...
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F/T Bookkeeper/Accountant Local CPA Firm Dallas, Tx Excel'nt knowledge of Quickbooks Req'd. Good pay, benefits, & work environment. Send resume/ salary req's to: ***** The Dallas Morning News - 08/06/2014...
Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper Due to the retirement of a long term staff member, we have an opening for an Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper at our 109 bed skilled nursing facility. The primary functions of this position include processing resident billing, managing receivables, handling cash receipts, and billing Medicare, Medicaid and third party insurances. This...
Accountant/Full-Charge Bookkeeper – Immediate Opening! Fulltime Temp – to – Hire Position Please email resumes to Lou Carlton – ***** Job Requirements: - Must be proficient in QuickBooks (or comparable software) - Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) - Solid skills in Data Entry and Report preparation - General Math Skills - Well Organized - Detail Orien...
The position is doing A/P and A/R and monthly Payroll and commissions for 400 plus Independent sales reps across the country and also helping to define systems in place. They need an experienced FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER. They use Outlook, Word and Excel. They also use QuickBooks, so must know how to navigate throughout the system of QB. Position reports to the VP of Comm and Mktg. Someone good with...
Summary of Position: Growing local CPA firm has an excellent opportunity for a qualified Bookkeeper. Professional staff members in this role will gain valuable experience in accounting serving a wide variety of clients. Responsibilities: Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions including data entry, cash receipts, and cash disbursements Prepare detailed trial balances of c...
Company Confidential Bellevue, WA, 98005
Wanted – Full Charge bookkeeper for growing real estate company. Must be proficient in Quickbooks Enterprise 14, Microsoft Office and have good general computer skills. Full time position available in Bellevue office. Flexible hours and ability to work remotely (partially). JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Data entry of various accounting transactions, including charges/credits, invoices and sales transacti...
Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk - You offer your unique skills and experiences. And Manpower offers something unique for you. We're the place for talented individuals who want to do things differently, get ahead and establish a lifelong career. We are currently recruiting for a Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk to work at a great company located in Albuquerque, NM. This is a contract opportunity expected to...
A. POSITION: Bookkeeper B. REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer C. PROGRAM: Central Administration D. OSHA CATEGORY: 3 II. JOB SUMMARY: The Bookkeeper is responsible for all bookkeeping functions related to Accounts Payable, Payroll, and General Accounting including maintenance of the accounting system, practice management system adherence to established policies and procedures, review of documenta...
Stellana is hiring for a full time Bookkeeper position in Lake Geneva, WI. Reporting to the Controller, the responsibilities will include accounts receivable, general ledger work, month-end journal entries, bank reconciliations, and assisting with other projects.This position requires high organization, motivation, and energy within a manufacturing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintain accounts...
Full Charge Bookkeeper Optimarket is a 30 year old National Marketing and Management company that promotes, manages and controls a group of national Logistics and Transportation Companies from our state of the art Irving, Texas headquarters. Your job will be to work with the Accounting Manager, the President and Vice-President to assure that all operations are being performed, efficiently, ethical...
Job Description: Our client is looking for someone that is well rounded in all areas of accounting: A/P, A/R, M/E close, payroll, reconciliations and preparation of financial statements. Do you like to keep busy and enjoy your work? This opportunity is with a smaller firm that will have you doing all accounting for up to 20-30 different companies on a daily basis. Can we say WHEW - never a dull mo...
About the Job A boutique construction company is looking for a talented bookkeeper/administrative assistant responsible for book keeping and office administration. Applicant must be knowledgeable and proficient in Quickbooks, Major in Business, finance and/or accounting, fluent English speaking including writing and reading, professional, and excellent communication skills. Position Responsibi...
Bookkeeper (part time ) 2 - 3 years experience, daily cash reconciliation reports, answering the phones, some filing. Attention to Detail, Thoroughness, some computer skills helpful Huntington Station, 25 to 30 hours per week $15.00 per hour...
Job Description: ? Great Pay $31K READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! TAKE ACTION!! Challenging career position for Administrative Assistant with bookkeeping experience. Must be proficient in A/P and A/R, QuickBooks a must for an Architectural and Design company. Prefer individual who demonstrates time management skills, 5 + administrative experience and bookkeeping background. Apply for this great position as a...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: Immediate need for bookkeeper seeking professionals with strong Quickbooks, Peachtree and excel experience. Position located in East Valley Phoenix. If you have strong work history, most recent relevant experience such Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and have the ability to collect on delinquent accounts- please apply with resume today!...
Job Description: Bookkeeper and Business Administrator Job Purpose: Coordinates efforts with Kenyan based entity to maintain records of financial and business transactionsand provide office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects. Job Duties: Maintains system to account for financial transactions. May include the establishin...
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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
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Attention to Detail
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
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