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.
JR Music Supply is a 30 year old Wholesale company specializing in European String Instruments. We are a small company located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. We are in need of a seasoned Full Charge Bookkeeper that will provide timely and accurate financial information and analysis. Please do not reply unless you have at least five years experience as a Full Charge Bookkeeper with full P/L responsib...
Southern California Gastroenterology Associates, the largest gastroenterology physician group in Southern California with offices in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys has immediate opening for a bookkeeper. If you have experience in accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, and financial reports preparation we are interested in meeting you. This is a part time position and hours are fle...
Bookkeeper - Office Assistant: for Medical Practice and Property Management Company, same owner. Full time opening for the dual office located in Saratoga Springs, NY. We are looking for an organized individual with knowledge of Quick Books and good computer skills along with medical office experience. Please send your resume and salary requirements to *****...
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Architectural finishes subcontractor in Kirkwood, seeks Bookkeeper efficient in AP, AR, GL, Bank Reconciliation, Sales & Use Tax, Payroll Tax, etc. Candidate will have a BA in Accounting or Business or equivalent experience. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience using Excel, Crystal Reports and job cost accounting software a plus. Competitive salary, heath ins and 4...
Small industrial supplier firm seeking a full-time, full charge bookkeeper to be responsible for handling the bookkeeping processesof the office. We have a great working environment! Responsibilities and duties shall include: • Accounts payable and accounts receivable processing • General journal entries • Bank reconciliations • Financial statement preparation and analysis • Assist in the preparat...
We are looking for a general purpose Bookkeeper for our West Palm Beach Office. We are a small company with lots of room for a resourceful person to grow and shine. Responsibilities to include: Answering Phone Assisting Clients with Billing and Charges Providing Beverages to Clients that Might Stop By Creating a weekly payroll breakdown Communicating with the Accountant Creating Invoices with Supp...
Bookkeeper / Secretary For small business office. Must be proficient in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll. Notary helpful but not required. Sage 50 Accounting. Full time with benefits. Send resume to Mr. Cvammen, 175 2nd St SW, Barberton, Ohio 44203 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential Akron, 44308
Bookkeeper / Payroll Processing Full or Part-time/Flex Join an Akron office staff of 4, performing accounting and payroll functions for a long-established firm. Our staff works together to perform, among other tasks, the following: Processing/paying bills; Managing accounts receivable; Reconciling checking accounts; Processing payroll; Managing employee benefits. We project this as a full-time pos...
Company Confidential ORMOND BEACH, FL, 32174
BOOKKEEPER- Experienced Medical Bookkeeper needed for busy surgical practice. Full time with benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to (386)677-3467...
Company Confidential High Springs, FL, 32643
Two small family-owned retail and non-profit businesses in High Springs are looking for a part time bookkeeper/accountant. Responsibilities include: accounts payable and receivable, payroll, sales and employment tax filing, daily sales deposits, monthly bank and credit card reconciliation, year-end tax preparation. Experience with non-profits and Quickbooks are preferred, but not necessary. Pay is...
SUPERVISING BOOKKEEPER Needed for Home Care Agency in Brooklyn. BA or AA in Accounting/Bookkeeping. A/P, A/R, bank recon, T/B, B/S, P&L, Taxation, Billing, Collection. Home Health Care industry experience is a plus. Send resume to *****...
Job Description: For this position, you will be working with QuickBooks Online. You will communicate with clients (in-person/phone/email as needed), be responsible for AR/AP, Bank Reconciliations, Financial Reports, and act as a liaison between the company's and outside accounting firm. You will be expected to complete assignments with minimal supervision. You must be an Expert in Microsoft Excel...
RESPONSIBILITIES: One of the largest CPA firms in the nation currently has an opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper in their New York City office. REQUIREMENTS: 4 - 5 minimum years of bookkeeping experience Strong knowledge and experience with Excel, QuickBooks and other programs Must be able to communicate positively and be a strong team player Manage client relationships Ability to work overtime...
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...
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...
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...
Our client has a direct hire/permanent opening for a bookkeeper 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 management and the differ...
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$21,008.00 - $54,080.00
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Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions.
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Attention to Detail
Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
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