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.
Job Title: Financial Secretary/Bookkeeper Reports to Executive Pastor Department: Office Staff Revision Date: November 1, 2013 Full time Position Role/Scope:Responsible for maintaining the financial records of the church in accordance with accepted accounting practices, the UMC Book of Discipline and State and Federal laws. This position is accountable to the Finance Committee. Major Responsibilit...
Job Description: Great opportunity for an experienced bookkeeper in the East Valley. This position will require experience in QuickBooks 2013, general ledger experience as well as an overall knowledge of basic bookkeeping. Candidates with a recent college degree preferred. Send your resume today for consideration. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified cand...
Company Confidential Doral, FL, 33166
We are currently seeking an Assistant Controller/ Bookkeeper. Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to): * Assist Senior Controller with daily operations.* Property Management Experience * Posting Collected rental money into computer database using industry software. * Maintaining accurate account ledgers and tenant records. * Answer phones * Process Mail * Accurate tally of bank de...
Harper Associates has been retained for this exclusive search. Our client, a private family office, handles investment and property management, day-to-day accounting and payroll activities, and management of legal affairs, and philanthropic endeavors. Seeking a seasoned professional Bookkeeper with exceptional accounting and analytical skills. Duties include bank reconciliations, spreadsheet prepa...
Company Confidential Austin, TX
Full Time Bookkeeper We are a midsize, family owned business that has been part of the Austin community for over 50 years. This key position will report to the Vice President and be responsible for daily bookkeeping duties that include, but are not limited to, the following: Reconcile and maintain bank accounts Process Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Collections Be competent in general le...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33125
Bookkeeper (Miami Dade) Non-profit Organization In this position you will be assisting the Director of Finance with day-to-day accounting responsibilities. Bookkeeper will be responsible for: Posting of Account Receivable and Accounts Payable based on split and allocation percent charts and guidelines Compiling and calculation of Payroll time sheets based on split and allocation percent charts and...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Somerville, New Jersey (NJ) area specialty manufacturing company is looking to add a Bookkeeper to their growing staff. Duties: Accounts payable Code invoices to proper company and general ledger (G/L) Split invoices for payment between multiple companies Post automatic payments of proper company and G/L Process wire transfers for immediate payment Communicate with vendors to r...
TempForce, a premiere Twin Cities staffing service is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for one of our exciting Minneapolis client organizations. This is a temp to hire opportunity offering a pay rate of $23-25/hr. RESPONSIBILITIES -Accounts Payable (coding invoices and check runs) -Accounts Receivable (cash receipts, posting, bank deposits) -Payroll checks (quarterly reports & annual...
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...
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming have an opening for Bookkeeper/ Admin Asst. -40 hrs per week. A/R and collection experience is needed, Quickbooks experience is a plus. Experience in general clerical duties such as phones, filing, copying, faxing and maintaining records. Must be proficient in Excel and Word. Applications are available at the main club or online at www.BGCCW.com You can al...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
NY Wholesale company seeks Full Charge Bookkeeper Responsibilities: - Thorough knowledge of Quickbooks, required - P&L Statements (monthly) - Bank & credit card reconciliations, - Account receivables, Accounts payable, General Ledger - Applying Receipts correctly - Preparing month end reports & schedules, - Collections - Process Payroll - Maintaining an accurate and complete set of books. - Commun...
Company Confidential Mansfield, TX, 76063
Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. The confidential company is in the need of a part-time Bookkeeper. Bookkeeping responsibilities include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, General Ledger, and miscellaneous administrative duties. 1 plus years of small office experience is preferred this 32 hour a week bookkeeping p...
Office Manager/Bookkeeper Stack & Stack, LLP is a CPA firm located in Waltham. We are seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented individual dedicated to providing quality product service to the firm’s client base. Position is ideal for a professional working mother as hours coordinate well with the school year. RESPONSIBILITIES: Internal Accounting-A/P, A/R, client billing, banking. Coordination of...
BOOKKEEPER BALTIMORE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Busy office seeking experienced full-charge bookkeeper. Word and Excel experience required. Candidates with a strong work ethic who possess strong computer, organizational and multi-tasking skills are encouraged to apply. Pleasant working conditions; excellent benefits. Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to CFO by email to employme...
Part Time Bookkeeper Needed We are looking for someone to work 15-20 hours per week, managing the day to day bookkeeping responsibilities. Candidates must have experience with quickbooks, a high level of organization, and dedication. Responsibilities include: - Day to day accounting. - Entering all check, cash and credit card deposits. - Entering and paying bills. - Working with other employees to...
Experienced automotive bookkeeper (A/R, A/P, etc.) wanted for PATRIOT CHEVROLET - area's NEWEST CHEVROLET DEALER. Position starts July 1st - a new G/L and clean schedules!! New car dealership experience required and familiarity with ADP preferred. Join the Patriot team and grow with us. Please reply with salary history and expectations ATTN: John Busillo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client in New York, NY is seeking a Bookkeeper to join their team. Responsibilities for this position include: Enter and pay accounts payable (AP) invoices and process weekly check runs Enter accounts receivable (AR) payments Prepare and record journal entries Handle monthly journal entries GL, bank and payroll reconciliations Run trial balance Special projects as needed REQU...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client seeks a Full Charge Bookkeeper to join its fast paced finance team. In this role you will handle the processing of global accounts payable and receivables, ensure the accuracy of ADP payroll functions, prepare and process multi-state sales tax returns, set up and run commission reports, reconcile bank and credit card accounts on a monthly basis, prepare the month end c...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a QuickBooks Bookkeeper for their Brookline, MA location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This position is required to/ responsible for: Purchase supplies and equipment Help review and process leases, open the mail, pay the bills, handle bank deposits, reconciliations Pay supplier invoices Pay any debt as it comes due...
Accounting Principals is currently working on a Bookkeeper job opportunity in West Caldwell, NJ. This opportunity does require previous experience processing payroll in addition to accounting duties. This is a temporary position that will last for approximately 4 months, and as such needs someone with immediate availability. Bookkeeper Job Responsibilities: - Handle day to day AP processing, enter...
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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.
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Attention to Detail
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
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