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.
Full Charge Bookkeeper Ideal candidate will be proficient in QuickBooks, Excel and Outlook. Must be skilled at multi-tasking and maintain a highly organized work environment. This position is full time Monday , Wednesday & Friday $18.00 an hour. Duties will include but are not limited to: · Reconcile bank statements · Prepare and process volume payroll · Accounts Payable · Accounts Receivable · Pr...
Company is seeking an experienced bookkeeper for an immediate start opportunity. This is a temp-to-hire position paying around $15-$18p/h. Ideal Candidates will be able to work independently, have experience with AccountEdge and will be able to handle a fast paced environment. This bookkeeping job is in the Huntingdon Valley, PA area. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: -Verify and enter firms' transactions...
Company Confidential Kenilworth, NJ, 07033
Here are the job specs, · Work Location: Kenilworth, NJ The Opportunity: We are a family owned business with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, and are currently seeking a talented and experienced Full Charge Bookkeeper to oversee all financial transactions and records at our Central New Jersey office. This candidate will be working closely with the Vice-President/Operations, the ideal can...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89148
Bookkeeper Construction Our company is looking for a full-time construction bookkeeper who will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's accounting and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements for the construction division. Position reports to the Director of Operations and responsibilities include support to all functional dir...
Bookkeeper/Office Manager Criterion Tool, a fast growing Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Company, is looking for a Bookkeeper and/or Office Manager. Candidates must have the following skills: · Strong communication skills · Steady, patient, and consistent approach to work tasks and projects · Well organized and thorough · Team approach to task completion · Loyal to the job, people and company Qualifi...
Company Confidential Newnan, GA, 30263
Growing multi franchise-based Real Estate organization is seeking a Experienced, 30 hour per week, Full Charge Bookkeeper in the Newnan area. Applicant must be proficient in Excel, have experience with Accounting Software, and have excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include AR / AP, Account Analysis, Bank Reconciliations, preparation of Monthly Financial statements, and special proje...
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant Our Rancho Cucamonga office has a full-time opening for a bookkeeper/administrative assistance. You will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements. Oversee and perform day-to-day operations for the accounting and administrative support functions. Po...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Bookkeeper in Vernon Hills, IL. Responsibilities Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries. Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries. Balances ge...
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a nationally accredited non- profit social service agency. We are looking for a team player who would like to work for a growing Guardianship Program located in West Palm Beach, A complete background check, including credit checks and driving records, is required for this position. AP/AR Bookkeeper needed full time for our Guardianship Pro...
Part Time Bookkeeper - 3 to 5 Years of Experience - Tampa, FL 33607 (Temp to Hire Role) Integrity Staffing Solutions is a national leader in matching talented people to some of the nation’s leading jobs. We offer a variety of openings across the US in the areas most prestigious organizations. We offer excellent benefits after only one week of work. If you do not see the opening you are looking for...
HSMC provides shared business and consulting services to both non-profit and proprietary Human Services Agencies. These services include accounting, payroll, third-party billing and collections; human resources; online and live Continuing Education; marketing; facility development; and quality assurance programs. Position: Accounts Receivable Head Bookkeeper Position Type: Full Time / (M-F 8:30am-...
Office Manager/Bookkeeper needed for Weirton area law firm to handle general ledger, A/R, A/P, payroll and various other accounting duties, as well as supervising administrative staff and ensuring daily administrative functions operate effectively and efficiently. Good communication and organizational skills a must. Proficient with Microsoft Applications required. Salary based on experience and he...
Company Confidential Williamsport, PA, 17701
Full Time Bookkeeper/Accountant needed: Candidate must be aggressive and highly self motivated. Two year Accounting degree preferred. Duties will include daily accounting functions and support to other business office functions as determined by management. Salary commensurate with business office experience. Please email resumes and cover letter to *****...
Full Charge Bookkeeper Columbia MD Our Agency is expanding and we are seeking an experienced Full Charge Bookkeeper to maintain our AP/AR and Contractor Accounts. Responsible for the daily processing of AP/AR, bank reconciliation, assists in the preparation of analytical reports, prepares and analyzes budgets, processes payroll, assists in preparation of monthly reconciliation, management reports...
Stone Carlie is seeking a part-time (3 days/week) or full-time Bookkeeper with payroll experience. Must be proficient in QuickBooks. Potential candidates will be required to take QuickBooks testing prior to any hiring decision. The successful candidate will exhibit a polished and professional demeanor. Depending on experience and skills, the full-time salary for this position will be a maximum of...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is looking for a hands on Bookkeeper who has experience with QuickBooks and can understand how debits and credits impact financial statements. This privately held company started in 2008 and has been growing steadily year over year. Come be part of a laid back and growing company with an awesome company culture where your impact is valued. In this position you will wor...
I. JOB SUMMARY: Cash Bookkeeper responsibilities include, but are not limited to, process the daily deposits, posting deposits to spreadsheet, follow up with the bank on questions, reconcile Saint Anthony’s Physician Group cash posted to deposits and reports, provide cash balance to Assistant Controller once a week, and prepare miscellaneous cash deposits weekly or as needed. This person will also...
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...
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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$21,008.00 - $54,080.00
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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
Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
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