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.
ITAC Solutions, LLC Houston, TX
Job Description: In this job, here are some of the duties to be performed: ITAC Solutions is constantly searching for top talent in our core skill sets in Clerical, Office Professional and Accounting Roles. We offer a variety of contract, contract to hire and direct hire positions. As opportunities become available, an ITAC Recruiter will be in touch with you to explain the positions in more det...
Job Type: Contract/Temporary,Temp-to-Hire,Direct-Hire In this job, here are some of the duties to be performed: ITAC Solutions is constantly searching for top talent in our core skill sets in Clerical, Office Professional and Accounting Roles. We offer a variety of contract, contract to hire and direct hire positions. As opportunities become available, an ITAC Recruiter will be in touch with you ...
Company Confidential Ebensburg, PA, 15931
BOOKkeeper/Administrative Assistant Local public accounting office seeking bookkeeper/ administrative assistant. Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be well organized. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Quickbooks is required. Salary & benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply to Box: 796, c/o Tribune Democrat, P.O. Box 340, Johnstown, PA 1590...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90024
Top ranked CPA and business management firm offers an exceptional career opportunity for a full charge bookkeeper, preferably with entertainment industry / business management bookkeeping experience. This practice features a reasonable work life balance, excellent potential for fast track career progression, and overtime paid at time and one half. Summary: Performs day-to-day full charge bookkee...
Company Confidential Meeham, MS, 39301
BOOKKEEPER Part-Time For Local Company QuickBook Experience Helpful. Flexible Hours & Days 205-609-8693 This job listing brought to you by The Meridian Star...
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Job Description: Looking for an experienced staff accountant, or full charge bookkeeper. This position offers great pay, and a welcoming environment. If you have 3 years past experience as a staff accountant, full charge bookkeeper, or office manager you would be a great fit. Respond today for an interview! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates...
JOB SUMMARY: Performs a wide range of duties related to the processing and maintenance of the bank’s deposit portfolio. Also supports the Customer Service Call Center. JOB DUTIES: Chargebacks Overdrafts Garnishments/levies/deposit verifications Unpostables Safe deposit box Stop payments Dormant accounts Address Changes Debit card/ATM reports/balance/hot card Research Deposit help desk...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49684
This newly created position is essential for a growing third generation family business. The family business has expanded from Oil & Gas exploration into investments in commercial real estate and other various businesses. This position will require hands-on involvement with various accounting and financial reporting functions for 10-12 entities. The individual must be diligent, detailed, quick lea...
Our client is hiring for a contract to hire Accounting Tax Specialist Bookkeeper job in Indianapolis, IN. You must have over three years experience in this role and be familiar with taxes and calculations. You will be responsible for generating annuity payments to clients for this stable yet fast growing company. You will be assisting with the growth of the company. The salary for this position is...
The Bookkeeper will maintain all financial records, will be responsible for payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and tax filings; will work closely with the Finance Committee, Executive Director, and the Artistic Director to prepare an annual budget; will assist with grant applications and reports; be responsible for the financial aspects of fundraisers; and will prepare status and fin...
Full time Bookkeeper for small CPA office in Collierville, Tennessee. Duties include Accounts Payable; Payroll, including quarterly reports and tax deposits; General Journal entries; Bank reconciliations; preparation and filing of Sales Tax Returns. Experience with Sage 50 (Peachtree) software a plus. Please submit salary requirements and references. Must be proficient with Excel and Word....
We are seeking a qualified Bookkeeper/Assistant to work with the CEO. Skills Required: 1. Quickbooks online 2. EXCEL/CSV file creation and management 3. MS OFFICE 4. APPLE products 5. Task management 6. Good sense of humor!...
Bookkeeper/Office Manager w/Payroll Experience – Bilingual Spanish Required Job Summary We are seeking a highly motivatedindividual who can manage much of the office, bookkeeping, payroll and humanresources activities. As we are a small, unique company that employs novel farming and processing techniques, a pleasant personality and willingness to understand our operation and become part of the t...
Small Jamestown manufacturer is seeking part time+ bookkeeper / office administrator. Bookkeeping responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Manage all accounts payable and receivable. Customer invoicing. Statements & collections. Produce and review accounting reports. Maintaining general ledger, posting transactions and reconciling entries. Administration responsibilities will i...
Company Confidential Bridgewater, MA
Bookkeeper Part time bookkeeper and other duties. Good knowledge of QuickBooks with high volume of components inventory (supply chain management) Recon Bank statements Receivables Qrtly statements Answering phone A small high caliber busy office, that requires team work. Other duties may include shipping/receiving of manufactured products. Pay determination based on experience. This job h...
Summary Summary Bookkeeper with a strong understand of basic accounting principles. Client Details About the company Our client is a well-known investment firm in Boston. Description Job description Maintain the chart of accounts and sub ledgers for the general ledger and accounting system Prepare journal entries and daily reconciliations of security transactions, monthly account reconcil...
Job Description: Looking for a part-time opportunity... Immediate need for a part-time data entry assistant with basic knowledge of general ledger accounting, AR, AP, Bank Reconciliation. Office experience receptionist, filing, word, excel and customer service skills. Mon-Fri- North Shreveport area- 25 hours a week. $11 hour/ We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all q...
Company Confidential North Little Rock, AR, 72116
Real estate management company seeking an experienced full-time bookkeeper to perform the following functions: Responsibilities: Full Cycle Bookkeeping Manage all aspects of A/R, A/P and Billing for select properties Accounts Payable will encompass the processing of all accounts payable transactions including bills, credit card charges and invoicing client bills, ensuring accuracy of each bill...
We are currently seeking an Accounting Specialist – Full-Charge Bookkeeper with an agribusiness background and experience. Our Agribusiness Group specializes in providing industry-specific accounting services to closely held agricultural businesses and family-owned farms throughout New York State. The ideal candidate should have: A minimum of an AAS Degree in accounting with 3 to 5 years experi...
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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
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
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