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...
Bookkeeper/Accountant Manufacturing company seeking a bookkeeper/accountant to replace long-term accountant set to retire. Responsibilities/requirements · • Accounts payable/bill payment · • Accounts Receivable/collections · • Workers Comp/business insurance · • Payroll and check registers · • Work-in-progress · • Prepare journal entries · • Process sales tax payments · • Great Plains ex...
Our client, a growing international financial services firm (located in Downtown Indy) has enlisted our assistance in their search for Bookkeeper to join their growing team. Our client is seeking to add a professional to the team who enjoys supporting department efforts, prioritizing responsibilities and staying organized, paying attention to the small details and helping drive team success. If y...
Part-time position available for Bookkeepers with QuickBooks experience! Based in Needham, our client is a family owned business looking for someone experienced with general accounting, bookkeeping, and entering invoices into the QuickBooks system. Making collection calls is part of the role as well. To start, this is an 8 hour a week role. More hours may be added in the future. Please apply to...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Bookkeeper to join their team on a part-time & temporary basis in Middletown, Rhode Island (RI). Responsibilities for this position include: Enter and pay Accounts Payable invoices and process weekly check runs Enter Accounts Receivable payments, prepare of bank deposits, and prepare & record journal entries Make collection calls Handle monthly...
Title Clerk/ Bookkeeper Full Time Position Large Volume Dealership Must be able to multi-task Organized Will Train ADP experience preferred, but not necessary Full Benefits package: Health/Dental Insurance, 401K Drug Free Work Place Greenwood Chevrolet 4695 Mahoning Ave. Austintown, OH 44515 EEOC...
Bookkeeper/Office Manager A well-established law practice in Frederick, MD is seeking an experienced bookkeeper who will help them maintain their high levels of standards, accuracy and ethics. This small, but growing, firm needs a person with strong skills and the flexibility to grow with the organization. The job entails a wide variety of tasks in addition to traditional bookkeeping responsibili...
Bookkeeper / Office Manager Looking for a qualified applicant to support and oversee the financial and administrative needs of the Sanford Sewerage District. Applicant must possess the following attributes: * Experience in supervision providing overall administrative, accounting, organization and facility support. * Has proficient accounting knowledge including data entry, journal entries, fin...
Company Confidential Stoughton, MA, 02072
Our client, a growing family business is currently seeking a dynamic part time Office Assistant with strong Bookkeeping experience. Primary duties would be dedicated to AR/AP and other accounting duties such as entering vendor information into QuickBooks, scanning Invoices and converting to e-delivery as applicable, matching invoices against packing slips and obtaining proper authorization on all ...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
ACCOUNTANT, BOOKKEEPER, TAX PREPARER , Make $40 - $80 an Hour Urgently Needed! Free 3-Hour Seminar Saturday October, 4 - 9AM to 12PM San Antonio Hilton Garden Inn Airport 12828 US 281 North, 78216 To Register or get more information visit: www.accountbiz.com/17783 or call 1-800-899-1980 Small business owners need freelance bookkeepers. FT/PT and contract accounts are in high demand. U...
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 ...
Local CPA firm looking for an energetic individual to perform administrative tasks for the firm and 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 Highly tra...
Busy CPA firm seeking experienced accountant/bookkeeper with general ledger skills and extensive knowledge of QuickBooks. Provide a variety of client businesses with accounting, bookkeeping and QuickBooks support and assistance, including bank reconciliations, AP/AR control, payroll and tax assistance, 1099 and W-2 reporting. Full or part time. Pluses: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, experience with CPA ...
Excellent part time opportunity for a qualified accounting clerk/bookkeeper. This position will be scheduled 3-4 days a week only with some flexibility in hours scheduled. (24-32 hours weekly) Responsibilities will include handling the fundamental aspects of the company's financial record-keeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable, reconciling ba...
Job Description: FULL CHARGE BOOKEEPER About the Job Local Sacramento CPA firm is seeking a Full Charge Bookkeeper for a full time permanent position. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience in a public accounting firm. Candidate will handle multiple small business client needs and must be able to work independently. Responsibilities will include maintaining monthly books...
Company Confidential Edgewood, OH, 44004
Local accounting firm seeks a full-time Bookkeeper/ Payroll Clerk who can also assist in tax preparation. Future advancement within firm is expected. Associates degree required. Salary negotiable. Please email resume to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Star Beacon...
Part Time Bookkeeper Needed. Experience in Word Office program a plus. Send resumes to: Bookkeeper PO Box 808 New Philadelphia, OH 44663...
Accounts Payable/ Bookkeeper - Hermitage, TN - Direct Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our top Hermitage clients. Responsible for creating financial transactions and creating financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to the acco...
Our Bloomington, IN client is searching for the perfect person who can help them complete a project. They're transitioning to a new accounting software and need assistance with keying data, finding errors or discrepancies with historical data, run tests and resolve issues. Should be comfortable working with journal entries, costs, and Excel. This person will also be serving as a liaison to their ...
About Us Adams + Beasley Associates is a high end residential remodeling contractor and focuses on clear and powerful objectives in the way we do business. We thrive on strong collaborations in all our relationships, emphasizing the importance of teamwork, mutual respect, and continuous growth. Each member of our team works hard each day to effectively deliver on our commitments to our clients an...
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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
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Attention to Detail
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
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