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.
Company Confidential Kirkland, WA, 98033
Asmaller-sizedlocal construction company is currently seeking a full-time bookkeeper/construction billing specialist. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who enjoys new challenges and thrives in a constantly changing work environment. A positive attitude and the ability to work closely with all personnel is an absolute must. Applicant must have billing experience in the construction industr...
Company Confidential Miami Beach, FL, 33139
Seeking full charge bookkeeper / office manager for fast growing Miami-based real estate investment company. Must possess proven Quickbooks proficiency and comprehensive real estate booking experience. This role requires commitment to hard work! Accounting responsibilities to include: - Receivables - General ledger - Accounts Payable - Cash Receipts General office responsibilities: - Ordering supp...
Part Time Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant We are currently seeking a Part Time Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant to join our team in Amityville, NY. Job Description: Responsible for keeping records of financial transactions for our small business by performing the following duties. Job Responsibilities: Reconciles and balances accounts Compiles reports to show statistics such as cash rec...
Full-time Bookkeeper needed for growing Accounting office in south Austin. · Description: Maintain records of financial transactions by entering data provided or obtained. Main duties will include: o Data entry (entering in bills, receipts, checks, invoices, payments, deposits, etc.) o Bank Reconciliations o Payroll entries o Sales tax reporting o Business personal property renditions o Reviewing...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client, a national business management and CPA firm, is seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper in New York, NY. Job duties would include accounts payable and receivables, journal entries, general ledger duties and ad hoc projects. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. REQUIREMENTS: 2-10 years experience working for a CPA or business management...
Accountant/Bookkeeper Hours: 40 week Pay: $14.00 hour, DOE Accounting firm seeks experienced, qualified individuals to work in our growing tax and accounting practice. Will include ledger reconciliations, payroll applications, and records recreation. Bookkeeping tasks include data entry, preparing statements. Must be familiar with QuickBooks and have a complete understanding of ledger account appl...
Company Confidential Citrus Hills, FL, 34442
A fastpaced, growing business looking to permanently outsource their bookkeeping and administrative tasks to a QuickBooks professional. Successful candidate must be able to work independently and supply computer, printer and software technology. They must also have reliable transportation and be able to run administrative errands within Citrus County. This is a permanent part-time opportunity, 20-...
Company Confidential East Providence, RI, 02916
A small CPA firm is seeking an experienced bookkeeper. You must have an understanding of accounting concepts along with experience with QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online. The position is full-time from January 1st through April 30th with the potential for overtime. It switches to part-time for the remainder of the year (approximately 25 hours per week). Experience with a CPA firm is desired but not...
Company Confidential Coral Gables, FL, 33134
Full charge bookkeeper needed for Coral Gables commercial property management firm. We are looking for an individual with hands-on experience with full cycle accounting duties including, but not limited to, all facets of A/P, A/R and payroll. A thorough understanding of a chart of accounts, GL, journal entries and financial statements required. Proficiency in Quickbooks, MS Excel, MS Word and MS O...
Bookkeeper Company: The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi Location: Honolulu, HI 96813 Industry: Nonprofit organization Status: Full-time non-exempt REPORTS TO: Office Manager / Property Manager DESCRIPTION: The Bookkeeper performs general accounting duties, maintains complete records of financial transactions, keeps track of accounts, and verifies the accuracy of procedures used for recording financial...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, an early stage NYC based fashion retailer is seeking an Accounting Manager/Bookkeeper with retail experience to work closely with the owner and manage all accounting and bookkeeping functions. REQUIREMENTS: 3+ plus years of solid retail experience with strong bookkeeping and accounting experience QuickBooks is a must Must have excellent written and verbal communicatio...
The Bookkeeper will be responsible for: Bank reconciliations Journal entries Accounts payable Accounts receivable Payroll Billing Data entry Preparing letters of engagement Who we're looking for Looking for: 5+ years of experience QuickBooks and advanced Excel Industry experience preferred About our client A well established CPA firm. What's on the offer $16.00 per hour. For further...
We are a local, growing franchisor in need of an experienced bookkeeper at our corporate headquarters. This job requires daily interaction with store staff and management, as well as intense attention to detail and managing multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Quickbooks, Excel, and internet applications. Job Requirements - - Oversee data entry of sales activity, payables...
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,...
Job Description: Accounts Payable Clerk/Bookkeeper Assistant Job Purpose:Process invoices for payment and prepare bank reconciliations Skills/Qualifications: Quickbooks or Quickbooks Enterprise Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Outlook Data Entry Skills Analyzing Information Attention to Detail and Thoroughness Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Job Duties:Prepare work to be accomplished by g...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10028
Upper Eastside School is currently recruiting for a Full Charge Bookkeeper. Qualified candidates must have 5 plus years of experience in a full charge bookkeeper role, and be proficient in QuickBooks and excel. Job Duties and Responsibilities include: Review all invoices and prepare checks for signatures Bank reconciliations Post deposits to general ledger Credit card reconciliations Journal entri...
Company Confidential Ridgefield Park, NJ, 07660
Bookkeeper with extensive knowledge and use of QuickBooks and Excel. Duties include: Payroll Accounts Receivables Accounts Payables P&L Monthly Reports Monthly Commissions Weekly Expenses Salary plus Benefits. Excellent work environment....
Bookkeeper - CPA Firm Major CPA Firm located in New York City is currently an experienced Quickbooks Bookkeeper for their expanding internal client servics area. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree and 2+ years A/P, A/R, payroll, G/L and general accounting experience. Quickbooks is a plus. Immediate Interview Top Bonus and Benefits Starting salary is up to 55K Base All resumes subm...
Talascend is currently seeking a Bookkeeper for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in Baltimore, MD. OVERVIEW: Our client, a private tax and accounting firm in Baltimore, is looking for a Bookkeeper to join their fast paced team. Qualified candidates will have at least five years in bookkeeping, general ledger, bank reconciliations and experience in payroll and billing. Strong Quick...
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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
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
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