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.
Company Confidential Midland, TX, 79701
Bookkeeper Bookkeeper with Accounting experience needed. Local construction company needs a highly capable individual who can work independently in a sensitive financial position. Quickbooks experience required. Must have experience with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Reconciliation, Journal Entries, Invoicing, Financial Statements, Accrual, and Cash Basis Accounting. Must be able to ha...
Job Description: Our client is in need of a Bookkeeper to Full Charge Bookkeeper to help run the accounting part of their company. This will include hands on from payables, receivables, payroll, G/L, month end close to financial statement preparation and all reconciliations and analysis. Do you have a minimum of: 8++ years of bookkeeping experience for smaller companies, expert level in Quickboo...
Itac Solutions Birmingham, AL, 35202
Job Type: Contract/Temporary,Temp-to-Hire,Direct-Hire In this job, here are some of the duties to be performed: ITAC Solutions is constantly searching for top talent in our core skill sets in Clerical, Office Professional and Accounting Roles. We offer a variety of contract, contract to hire and direct hire positions. As opportunities become available, an ITAC Recruiter will be in touch with you ...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Built in 1910 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, The Howard Theatre has over a century of history in DC. As the city’s premier performance space, music legends of both the past and present have graced its stage. Recently restored and reopened as of April 2012, The Howard once again is set to present top name talent, thus beginning a new chapter in i...
Company Confidential Lynchburg, VA, 24501
BOOKKEEPING/ACCOUNTING Local Accounting Firm seeking qualified applicant for immediate job opening. Applicant must possess Payroll knowledge, including but not limited to, payroll tax processing, quarterly payroll return preparation, and annual 1099 and W2 preparation. Qualified applicant should also have experience or knowledge in bookkeeping/Accounting as well as tax preparation for indivi...
The Dekk Group is a rapidly growing franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts. Owning and operating over 90 stores through-out Connecticut, and New York. We are located in Westborough, MA and are seeking a bookkeeper to augment our Finance Department. Job Purpose: This person will process and monitor payments and expenditures, process and monitor payroll on a weekly basis for multiple stores. Responsible for...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38119
Memphis law firm has immediate opening for a Legal Secretary/Bookkeeper. The ideal candidate will be motivated, friendly, detail oriented, well organized with excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills. PROFICIENCY AND KNOWLEDGE of QUICKBOOKS IS A MUST. Ability to type from dictation is a huge plus. This is not an entry level position and people without relevant work experience are...
Real Estate Company seeks a full charge bookkeeper to work in this high volume, multiple entity work environment. Responsibilities: -Create vendor files -Preparation and entry of invoices -Invoice batching and coding -Post to ledgers and journals -Create deposit slips -Resolve vendor discrepancies -Credit accounts -Daily check runs -File paid bills -Accurate & updated maintenance of acc...
Vegetation Control Service, Inc. is looking for a Part time/Full time Bookkeeper The position will be responsible for assisting the bookkeeping / accounting needs of the organization and assisting with some administrative duties on a day to day basis. Some of the typical job duties include working with accountant, and various administrative tasks supporting the management staff. The candidate wil...
Washington, D.C. publishing company is seeking a full-time accountant/bookkeeper to perform duties related to the maintenance and review of accounting, financial and statistical records, as well as processing cash receipts. Excellent math skills, accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through required. Responsibilities * Calculate and post required general ledger entries; * Accounts payable p...
Job Title: Full Charge Bookkeeper/Office Manager Company: Divinity Boutique - An inspirational, Christian Gift company. www.divinityboutique.com Our company is growing quickly. We grew 40% last year and are planning to similar growth over the next 5 years. This year we increased our design staff by 75% and are planning to introduce 1,000+ new products a year starting in 2015. As a company we ...
Retail company in Montgomery County is seeking an experienced Bookkeeper to join their team! Responsibilities: · Accounts Payable o Entering and Printing Invoices o Vendor Relations · Accounts Receivable o Cash Receipts o Filing o Updating Customer Information · Payroll o Processing Bi-Weekly Payroll for 104 employees in 6 different states in Paycom (Cloud-Based Software) o Updating emp...
Job Description: Accounting Associate/Bookkeeper . Must have a solid bookkeeping background, balance accounts, payables, general ledger. Must be able to multi-task and switch gears quickly for this very busy office. Must be proficient with Quickbooks and have excellent communication skills. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard ...
Description Bookkeeper/Office Manager Pay: Up to $48K per year DOE Assignment Type: Direct Hire Bookkeeper/ Office Manager needed for a landscaping firm in the Windward/East Oahu area! In this role, you will be responsible for processing A/P and A/R, handling bank reconciliations, processing payroll, financial statements, general ledger and posting journal entries. This position requires a B...
Immediate opening for a bookkeeper to handle all accounting functions including payroll for an independent pharmacy. Also data entry, inventory and general office duties. Excel and Word required. Experience with Sage/MAS90 is a plus....
Growing Construction firm in Weymouth is currently searching for a Bookkeeper to join our team. Candidates must have experience with bookkeeping, and QuickBooks experience is a MUST. Bookkeeper Job Duties: Develop system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. Maintain subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, ...
Shweiki Media, Inc. is a leader in publication printing. Our culture is based on three things, Happy Employees, Delighted Customers and Continuous Improvement. We are currently looking for a full time bookkeeper to be part of our accounting team. RESPONSIBILITIES • Produce daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports including statements of income and expense, profit and loss,...
Accounting Principals is hiring for a temporary Accountant job opportunity for a growing manufacturing company in Strongsville, OH. You must have at least three years of full charge bookkeeping experience. You will be responsible for accounts payable, receivables and general accounting. The rate for this position is starting at $17.00 per hour. The Accountant job responsibilities include: -Full ...
Company Confidential Capitola, CA, 96010
BOOKEEPER/Account for sm SNF in Capitola. Must have Acctng background. Knowledge w/QuickBooks & Excel spreadsheet. PT. Call Esterlita 408-761-7000...
Full time Bookkeeper. Required: Experience in computerized booking systems; multiple associated companies; cash management; deposits; reconciliations; payroll; accounts receivable; accounts payable; all governmental reporting; workers compensation and unemployment reporting. Requires a self-motivated independent worker. Pay based on ability and experience. Please send inquiries to: Bookke...
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$21,000.00 - $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
Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
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