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.
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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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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...
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...
Saratoga Community Consolidated School District 60C is accepting applications for a Bookkeeper position. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Superintendent Kathy Perry at 4040 N. Division St., Morris, IL 60450 Please contact Saratoga School at 815-416-1709 for further information. Posting provided by:...
Bookkeeper wanted. Full time. Knowledge of Quick books, Excel & Word a must. Payroll experience preferred. Local owned retail business. Send resume to Reply to: Box 921 c/o Messenger-Inquirer PO Box 1480 Owensboro, KY 42302...
Wayne Long & Co Bakersfield, 93311
BOOKKEEPER POSITIONS Local agricultural produce broker located in Bakersfield seeks full-charge bookkeeper to start immediately. Candidates should have 4+ years' experience in preparing bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing including matching, batching and coding transactions, post journal entries to general ledger perform analysis of accounts and preparation of...
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About Us Southwest Bookkeepers was formed to meet the accounting needs of small business owners. We strive to serve all of our clients, tailoring bookkeeping packages to fit individual financial needs, from basic bookkeeping to virtual bookkeeping. We work with business owners and managers to develop policies and procedures to streamline their bookkeeping processes and increase the overall efficie...
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Part Time Bookkeeper needed to work on site at least 8 hours a week, We also have some work that can be done remotely from home and post income. For Info on our company please see: www.motorcyclehouse.com. Requirements: * Expert in Quick Books ON LINE * Strong general computer skills and have newer windows operating system, fast internet connection and newer computer. * Must live in Southern Calif...
Job Description: Bookkeeper with Administrative background and experience in Quickbooks! Experienced Bookkeeper needed in the Sanford area!!! Smaller company is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper with Administrative and Customer Service background. Candidate must have extensive experience in Quickbooks! This position will include light Administrative and Customer Service tasks, and a lot of Boo...
Bookkeeper Untracht Early LLC offers a full range of accounting, tax, auditing and consulting services. The firm specializes in serving a diverse clientele that includes investment partnerships, closely held and entrepreneurial businesses and provides Family Office Services to meet the needs of high net worth individuals and their families. We pride ourselves on being an exceptional alternative to...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Immediate Opening for Accountant/Bookkeeper Outstanding opportunity and outstanding benefits! This position has responsibility for accounting and financial reporting functions. This includes responsibility for internal control procedures, external audit direction, budget development, cash management/flow analysis, general ledger analysis and journal entries. Please be prepared to perform all daily...
A well respect local accounting firm is seeking an experienced bookkeeper for their team. Quickbooks experience is a plus. Candidates with payroll reporting experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: * Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of ac...
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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
Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
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