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.
Immediate opening for part-time (10-15 hours) accountant/bookkeeper for small law office in Beachwood, Ohio. Experience in bookkeeping in a law office required. Knowledge of: Quickbooks, billing necessary. Send resume: ***** or call: 216-272-9832...
Accounting Helper / Bookkeeper Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Accounting Helper / Bookkeeper Needed Immediately! Located at reputable Canon City manufacturing facility. Employment Status: Full Time Temporary 2-3 Months Pay: $10.50 Hr Work Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM M-F (40 hr week) This person will be assisting our Accounting Department with a variety of basic duties includin...
Accounting Principals is currently recruiting for a Full Charge Bookkeeper job for our client in Chandler, AZ. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of bookkeeping experience and one year of supervisory experience. The position will oversee the accounting clerks and assist with all bookkeeping activities for the clients and office. This position will interview and start immediately. Fu...
Job Summary: Bookkeeper reporting to Controller and responsible for subcontractor payables and other accounting department tasks. Requirements: ▪ Minimum of 2-5 years bookkeeping/accounting experience ▪ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (or related field) preferred, not required ▪ Strong bookkeeping skills ▪ Construction experience preferred, not required ▪ Excellent computer skills including profic...
Our client, a small but growing CPA firm located in the North Richland Hills area, is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper to join their team! This position is temp-to-perm. Position details: Perform administrative tasks including: Answer phones Communicate with clients Schedule meetings and conference calls Calendar management Tax data entry Bookkeeping utilizing Quickbooks The ideal ca...
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Growing restaurant group/company seeking an experienced bookkeeper with exceptional attention to detail. This is currently a part-time position with the possibility to expand to full-time for the right individual. This is a great opportunity to become a member of a fast growing company. Must have extensive experience working with financial statements, being able to identify mistakes, highly organi...
Interior design firm looking for a seasoned bookkeeper to reconcile a large scale residential project of approx $200k from now through end of September. Must have experience working in the interior design field with strong knowledge of procurement & billing processes for custom furnishings, client reimbursable expenses, sales tax collection and client billing. Knowledge of Design Manager software...
Full Charge Bookkeeper for a print broker in Santa Ana, CA (Great stability & loyalty) *Handled full cycle A/P, A/R, Credit, Collections, Journal Entries, GL, Month-end & Year-end close, bank recs, monthly P&L statements, payroll and taxes (income, payroll, sales & use, quarterly & annual, etc.) *Advanced knowledge in QuickBooks 2014 version and intermediate in Excel...
Our client is seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper, or Staff Accountant to handle bookkeeping responsibilities. Responsibilities to include: General ledger accounting A/P, A/R Account Reconciliations Bank Reconciliations Financial Reports Excel Spreadsheets Skills: MS OFFICE; WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK Training on proprietary billing system Excellent salary and benefits package available upon hire * This is...
Description: Bookkeeper Bookkeeper Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Bookkeeper Job Duties: Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. Balances subsidiar...
Company Confidential Fort Myers, FL, 33919
Medical practice seeks seasoned Bookkeeper to maintain records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Responsible for A/P and some human resources experience, including benefits administration. Duties: * Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. * Maintains subsidiary a...
Fit is seeking a skilled accountant/bookkeeper to join a reputable firm in Mobile, AL. This is a wonderful opportunity with a well established, successful group. Salary is in the $45,000-$50,000 range depending on experience plus great benefits. Please email resumes to ***** or call 251-300-3585 for more information. Duties include: - Process accounts payable and receivable -...
Company Confidential Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Bookkeeper New Opening in the Cuyahoga Falls/Stow/Hudson area! If you have experience working as a Bookkeeper or A/R, A/P or have an Accounting degree we need your skills! Pay range is $14.50-$15.85 per hour to start with definite increase once hired on permanently. 8:30A-5P M-F - Family or Single medical, dental, vision, life, 401K and much more! Any property knowledge is helpful! Work with cash/...
Company Confidential Long Island City, NY, 11101
Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper (Queens) Long Island City distribution company looking for an experienced Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in bookkeeping/AP Experience in QuickBooks Reports to the Controller Must have cover letter which will include your salary history and requirements. Responsibilities Include: * Process A/P bills for entry in computerized system with part...
Boutique, elegant business office seeks professional Bookkeeper with recent Peachtree experience. Duties include bank reconciliations, spreadsheet preparation, bill paying, record keeping( K-1 forms, etc). Office handles investment and property management. Must have experience with Excel and Peachtree accounting software. Degree Preferred. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00- 5:00. Full bene...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11223
Bookkeeper, Full Time, Payroll (Paychex Online & TLO), H/R, Insurance, A/P, Bank Rec. Minimum 5 years experience. Well established Brooklyn retail clothing store located near Avenue U and Coney Island Avenue. Fast paced, high volume, Excel and excellent communication skills required. SagePro accounting software. Start immediately. Please email resume with references and salary requirements to: acc...
Are you a detail-oriented individual looking for a job that will utilize your accounting skills? Now Hiring for an experienced Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper in Rockland! Our client is looking for an individual with great Quickbooks skills - is it YOU? You will be completing payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, compiling financial reports, and using your full trial balance knowledge. Our ideal c...
A Full Charge Bookkeeper job in Albuquerque, NM, is currently available through Accounting Principals. To be considered for this position, you must be experienced with the full cycle of accounting duties. You will work for a company that has been named one of New Mexico’s “Best Places to Work”! Pay for this temp-to-hire opportunity is between $50,000 and $45,000 per year. Full Charge Bookkeeper Jo...
Bookkeeper job in Parsippany, NJ Accounting Principals is recruiting for a Bookkeeper for our client in the Parsippany, NJ area. The key responsibilities of this position include: General Ledger maintenance Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Payroll Skills and Requirements: Associates Degree Strong written and verbal communication skills Detail oriented Please apply TODAY with your resume in Wor...
Bookkeeper Accounting firm is seeking a bookkeeper to begin work immediately. Top candidates will have at least two years' experience in general ledger accounting, payroll and sales tax issues; Peachtree, QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. Income tax experience, although not required, would be a plus. Health insurance & retirement benefits available. Send confidential resume to : Hamilton, Cherry, S...
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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 subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
Maintains historical records by filing documents.
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