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.
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...
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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...
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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...
Bookkeeper/Office Assistant- *5 years + experience with full charge bookkeeping *Bi-lingual (Spanish) helpful *Associates Degree or higher *Proficient with QuickBooks and Excel (we will not teach these) Responsibilities: (Note-QuickBooks is used for all bookkeeping functions) -Bookkeeping- -Reconcile checking accounts and cash activity -Maintain and adjust balance sheet and income statement -Recor...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, a growing CPA tax practice located in Woodbury, Long Island is seeking a Bookkeeper. This role will service a diverse client base including artists, musicians, and media professionals. This company has a really nice work environment and offices, convenient location. They also offer competitive compensation and benefits. REQUIREMENTS: 4 plus years of related CPA firm b...
My client a top tier public accounting firm in Iselin, NJ is looking to bring on board an energetic Bookkeeper into their Accounting and Finance department. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is driven, motivated and eager to climb up the corporate ladder. To be qualified for this position, you should have a Bachelor degree, some tax returns and payroll experience. Bookkeeper J...
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...
Our client has a direct hire/permanent opening for a bookkeeper/property manager in Philadelphia, PA. You must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in this role have knowledge with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. You will be responsible for all day to day accounting, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and assisting with payroll. You must also act as a liaison between manageme...
Central Oklahoma City construction company seeking a temporary Bookeeper that could possibly turn into a permanent position. The Bookkeeper Job is a temporary contract that could last up to a month or longer or if this is a good fit for the company and the employee it could turn into a permanent position. The primary responsibilities will include bank reconciliations, A/P, A/R, Payroll and Journal...
Accounting Principals is currently recruiting for a Full Charge Bookkeeper job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. Qualified candidates must have 5 plus years of current experience in a full charge bookkeeper role. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience. The Accounting Specialist Job Duties and Responsibilities Include: - Process full cycle accounts pa...
At Accounting Principals we specialize in the placement of finance and accounting professionals. Our client is looking to fill a contract to Bookkeeper Job in Kent, WA. The ideal candidate will have an accounting degree with 2-3 years of experience as a bookkeeper. The Bookkeeper Job responsibilities include: • Cutting and processing purchase orders • Invoicing • Payroll data entry • Some administ...
Full Charge Bookkeeper needed for growing company in the Melville area. Ideal candidate should have experience with journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and analysis of accounts. MAS 90 experience a plus! Wonderful work environment; employee friendly company. Direct hire paying up to $50K for the ideal candidate. Please forward resumes to ginny.butindari@accountin...
Fantastic job opportunity for a stable Full Charge Bookkeeper in a growing logistics company located in College Park, GA! A boutique service provider in an international market is hiring a Full Charge Bookkeeper due to a recent promotion. In order to be considered for the Full Charge Bookkeeper position, you must have excellent stability! Company is looking for someone to join their team and stay!...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a full time Bookkeeper job in New Berlin, WI. You must have five years’ of experience to qualify for this job. Working for a small manufacturing company you will be in charge of the books for their New Berlin location and one other location in the Wisconsin area. Your other responsibilities will include weekly payroll and payroll reports, general ledger work, tr...
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$21,008.00 - $54,080.00
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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
Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
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