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.
Kelly Financial Resources Houston, TX
Job Description: Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper / Payroll / A-P Client in Blue Ash area: Zip Code 45241 Part Time 20-25 hours per week Pay rate: 14-17 per hour Temp-to-hire and/or Direct Placement for the right candidate! Kelly Financial Services, we work with premier companies in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Our client is looking for a Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper, to also help o...
Local CPA firm looking for an energetic individual to perform bookkeeping for various clients Knowledgeable in payroll, accounting and tax (AA Degree in Accounting a plus) Experience in QuickBooks and Prosystem fx software products Must have a minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Administrative tasks for the firm Highly traina...
Real Estate Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to work in this high volume, multiple entity work environment. Responsibilities: -Create vendor files -Preparation and entry of invoices -Invoice batching and coding -Post to ledgers and journals -Create deposit slips -Resolve vendor discrepancies -Credit accounts -Daily check runs -File paid bills -Accurate & updated maintenance of acc...
Professional Management Consulting Services (PMCS) is recruiting a Bookkeeper. Primary Function: Responsible for assisting the CFO and CEO for handling the fundamental aspects of the financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling bank statements, and completing annual tax forms. The Financial Analyst supports the CFO and ...
Accountant/Bookkeeper for local oil & gas land co. Apply on online at www.landservicesinc.com This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Automotive Accounting Clerk We provide a Highly competitive compensation plan, along with the security of being a part of an award winning location and brand Responsibilities and Qualifications Payroll, payables, receivables Strong computer skills and communication skills are required Accounting experience or degree required We offer 5 day work week Full benefit package including excellent...
Responsible for basic accounting data entry into Federal Government Contractor accounting software and preparing payroll for ADP. Key Tasks and Responsibilities • Conduct Accounting Transaction Entry into Dynamic NAV for Government Contractors accounting software • Conduct Payroll Entry • Conduct Vendor Bill Entry & Payment • Maintain A/P • Calculate A/P Bank Transfers • Calculate Transfers...
About Us For over 20 years, AIT has been designing and developing specialized manufacturing tools and automated equipment serving a variety of manufacturing clients. AIT's staff is made up of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, programmers, machinists, welders, technicians and support personnel whose purpose is to build well engineered automated and robotic equipment for our customers. R...
BOOKKEEPER, FULL CHARGE (AVON) We ae a door and window manufacturer in business for 43 years, looking for a full charge bookkeeper whose duties inclu pde, AP, AR, calling in payroll, bank reconciliations, G/L, journal entries and preparing monthly financial statements. This is a permanent position requiring 20 to 30 hours per week. Canddidates must be literate with current Quickbooks experinece,...
MUST be Bilingual. Will be answering phones, bookkeeping A/R, A/P some soft collections, Will be trained later for payroll. file, and everyday running of the office...
Description Bookkeeper/Office Manager Pay: Up to $48K per year DOE Assignment Type: Direct Hire Bookkeeper/ Office Manager needed for a landscaping firm in the Windward/East Oahu area! In this role, you will be responsible for processing A/P and A/R, handling bank reconciliations, processing payroll, financial statements, general ledger and posting journal entries. This position requires a B...
BOOKKEEPER needed P/T for accounting office, flexible hours. Knowledge of Quickbooks is a plus. Please email resume to *****...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38119
Memphis law firm has immediate opening for a Legal Secretary/Bookkeeper. The ideal candidate will be motivated, friendly, detail oriented, well organized with excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills. PROFICIENCY AND KNOWLEDGE of QUICKBOOKS IS A MUST. Ability to type from dictation is a huge plus. This is not an entry level position and people without relevant work experience are...
Troupe Waste & Recycling Full Charge Bookkeeper Monday through Friday - approximately 30 hours per week Great opportunity at a fast growing, family owned waste and recycling company on the South Shore. We are currently seeking a hands-on Full Charge Bookkeeper who will perform various accounting duties as well as some customer service. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Responsibili...
Office Manager/Bookkeeper The Central Valley Association of REALTORS®, an established not-for-profit organization, seeks a professional to handle the books & provide administrative support to the Association Executive and Board of Directors. Duties include but are not limited to A/R, A/P, billing, payroll, account reconciliation & maintaining budgets as well as providing back-up assistance with a...
Manpower is looking for a full time bookkeeper. Pay will begin at $11.00/hour with advancement opportunity, company is located in Columbus, KS. Position is temp to hire at 90 days. Successful Candidates Will Have: -A/P, A/R, and Payroll Experience -Business and Payroll Taxes Experience ( W-2's etc) -Experience with Excel and Quickbooks -Excellent Customer Service Skills Apply by attaching yo...
Part Time Bookkeeper - Boston, MA We are currently looking for a part time Bookkeeper for one of our clients located in downtown Boston. QuickBooks experience is a requirement for this role. Please see below for responsibilities of this role. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Process Accounts Payable invoices Accounts Receivable Benefits administration Mainta...
Our client is seeking our assistance in identifying a potential candidate for a 6 month Contract Bookkeeper position with a growing company on the west side of Indianapolis. Responsibilities will include: Journal entry and maintenance Assist with month end close Account reconciliations Process Accounts Payable Requirements: 2 years + years of experience in full charge bookkeeping Strong MS...
Job Description: BOOKKEEPER ? well-known sports facility ? convenient suburban location ? excellent management team Local sports facility has an immediate need for a Bookkeeper! This is a well-known sports-related facility with an excellent skilled staff and strong management team. Candidate will be involved daily with A/P and A/R, general ledger, reconciliation, and payroll. Must have strong...
Company Confidential Brookline, MA, 02446
BOOKKEEPER needed for a small full-service real estate development and management firm with properties in the Greater Boston area. The Bookkeeper will work closely with the property managers. Duties include: review of invoices, payments, and bank deposits, data entry, communications with vendors and customer service via e-mail and telephone, filing, photo copying, opening and date stamping mail, a...
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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:
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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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