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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Company Confidential Odessa, 79762
Independent Oil & Gas Company seeking Accountant/Bookkeeper Responsibilities will include: • Invoicing • JIB • Revenue • Revenue Distribution • Excel Knowledge in OGas is a plus but not necessary. Working knowledge of Accounting, Accounting Systems and strong methods in Accounting a plus. • Salary Commensurate • Full Health Benefits • Profit Sharing • Vacation Send resume to Blind Box OA-3904, P.O...
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Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPER Quickbooks & payroll exp. Email: *****...
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Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
KGNC in Amarillo, Texas is looking for an Office Manager / Bookkeeper (Accountant) to assist the General Manager with daily work as needed. Duties and responsibilities include the following: * Coordinates the monthly closing process to ensure timely, accurate financials * Prepares internal financial reports used by management * Reconciles G/L accounts on a monthly basis * Prepares and maintains pa...
Bookkeeper GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Bookkeeper provides support for the following functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly reporting, budgeting and payroll. The Bookkeeper will also provide support to the Staff Accountant with regards to the Investment and Finance Committee. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES · Reports directly to the Staff Accountant · Process timesheets and prepare payroll...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, 11242
BOOKKEEPER - FT needed, Dwntwn Brklyn area. 3 yrs exp min. w/ QuickBooks & Excel a must, Fax resume & Salary req to Gerald 718-852-6432...
Title: Bookkeeper Description: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: · Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. · Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. · Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling...
Company Confidential Annapolis, MD, 21401
Downtown Annapolis Office organization doing government and commercial furniture sales and installation is seeking a Bookkeeper for there congenial office. Office hours are: Monday through Thursday 7:45 am to 5:00 pm. Friday 7:45 to 3:00. Office responsibilities include but not limited to: Invoicing Accounts Receivables Credit Card Processing Preparing Deposits Accounts Payable Bank Reconciliation...
Bookkeeper Company: The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi Location: Honolulu, HI 96813 Industry: Nonprofit organization Status: Full-time non-exempt REPORTS TO: Office Manager / Property Manager DESCRIPTION: The Bookkeeper performs general accounting duties, maintains complete records of financial transactions, keeps track of accounts, and verifies the accuracy of procedures used for recording financial...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11209
Immediate Position available for Full Time Bookkeeper with 5 years experience using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel. Position for Private K-12 Independent School. Excellent benefits package including health insurance....
Job Description: This Full Charge Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Full Benefits Offered ? Paid Time Off ? Opportunity For Advancement ? Great Pay to $50K Immediate need for full charge bookkeeper seeking full benefits, paid time off and opportunity for advancement. Construction accounting - AIA billing is a requirement for consideration. Those who have experience using Quickbooks and advanced Micr...
Title: Assistant Bookkeeper Reports to: Personal Wealth Services Group Start date: ASAP Premier Firm/Entertainment Clients The Personal Wealth Services Group of top 30 CPA and Advisory firm Berdon LLP has an opportunity for an Assistant Bookkeeper. To qualify for this position at our midtown headquarters, your knowledge must encompass bookkeeping duties such as payroll, general ledger, accounts pa...
Bookkeeper Company Description RecoveryPlanner is a well established family company. The family has operated multiple businesses in the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity field for over thirty years. RecoveryPlanner and its software product was incorporated and established in 1999 and currently has around 25 employees. The company and the Business Continuity field are rapidly growing and the...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Business Casual Environment ? Variety Of Duties ? Beautiful Lake View ? Great pay to $40K AppleOne has an immediate need for a bookkeeper seeking business casual environment and a variety of duties. You will be responsible for performing bookkeeping functions using QuickBooks, processing weekly payroll, managing AP/ AR, processing bank reconcil...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: Family-oriented Environment No Two Days The Same Opportunity For Advancement Great Pay to $35K Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As a bookkeeper for this prestigious, well-known, family-oriented Footwear Design company, you will be responsible for AR/AP, financial reporting and bank reconcil...
We are looking to hire full time bookkeeper immediately. Requirements: 3+ years bookkeeping/Accounts Payable 3+ years of QuickBooks Experience Must know how to use excel. Bookkeeper Job Duties: Daily Bank Reconciliation of multiple entities. Manage cash flow of multiple entities and maintain inter company loans. Enter and maintain accounts payable and receivables for multiple entities. Maintains s...
Bookkeeper/Customer Service Assistant Northshore arborist firm looking for full-time Bookkeeper/Customer Service Assistant. Enterprising, detail oriented who loves organization and precision and can comply with documentation and deadlines, while applying innovative solutions. compensation: Commensurate with experience...
Bookkeeper Accounting firm is seeking a bookkeeper to begin work immediately. Top candidates will have an accounting degree and at least two years' experience in general ledger accounting, payroll and sales tax issues; Peachtree, QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. Income tax experience, although not required, would ba a plus. Health insurance & retirement benefits available. Send confidential resume...
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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
Maintains historical records by filing documents.
Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
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