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.
Kelly Financial Resources Houston, TX
Job Description: Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper / Payroll / A-P Client in Blue Ash area: Zip Code 45241 Part Time 20-25 hours per week Pay rate: 14-17 per hour Temp-to-hire and/or Direct Placement for the right candidate! Kelly Financial Services, we work with premier companies in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Our client is looking for a Bookkeeper / Full Charge Bookkeeper, to also help o...
Bookkeeper/Accountant Manufacturing company seeking a bookkeeper/accountant to replace long-term accountant set to retire. Responsibilities/requirements · Accounts payable/bill payment · Accounts Receivable/collections · Workers Comp/business insurance · Payroll and check registers · Work-in-progress · Prepare journal entries · Process sales tax payments · Great Plains experience plus ·...
Part-time position available for Bookkeepers with QuickBooks experience! Based in Needham, our client is a family owned business looking for someone experienced with general accounting, bookkeeping, and entering invoices into the QuickBooks system. Making collection calls is part of the role as well. To start, this is an 8 hour a week role. More hours may be added in the future. Please apply to...
Our client, a growing international financial services firm (located in Downtown Indy) has enlisted our assistance in their search for Bookkeeper to join their growing team. Our client is seeking to add a professional to the team who enjoys supporting department efforts, prioritizing responsibilities and staying organized, paying attention to the small details and helping drive team success. If y...
Company Confidential Worcester, MA, 01605
BOOKKEEPER - Mid-sized construction firm seeks individual with 5+ years bookkeeping experience. Responsible for all bookkeeping functions with strong accounting background. Small office atmosphere located in Worceser. Please submit resume with salary history to *****...
BOOKKEEPER with public acct. exp. assoc. degree pref., can sub with work exp. Salary depends on exp. FT/PT, vacation, holidays, and 401(K). E-mail resumes to ***** or fax 225-295-3950....
Company Confidential Joplin, MO, 64801
BOOKKEEPER/ACCOUNTANT. Multi-company firm seeking experienced Bookkeeper/Accountant for immediate need. Duties include journal entries, financial reports, month-end financials, A/P and A/R functions, bank reconciliations, asset inventory, tax reporting, assist with tax preparation. Strong QuickBooks knowledge and experience required. Minimum 10 years accounting and tax experience preferred. Email ...
BOOKKEEPER Ash. Mfg. Co. looking for F/T bookkeeper: AR, AP, Bank Rec, Sales Tax, Monthly Statements, proficient in QuickBooks, Excel, WP. Experience preferred. Send resume to ATTN: Human Resources PO Box 234, Ashtabula, OH 44005 or apply in person at 4330 N Bend Rd, Ashtabula This job listing brought to you by The Star Beacon...
ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT/ BOOKKEEPER NMC is seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper to work with payroll and accounts payable. For more information or to apply online, visit http://www.nmc. edu/jobs For assistance applying online, Call 231-995-1377, OR E-mail ***** Non-Discrimination Policy Notice: NMC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons & does not ...
Bookkeeper Local company has opening for experienced full-time bookkeeper. Must have quickbooks knowledge.Competitive Salary & Benefits. Forward resumes to ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER 24 Hour Road Service-Southbridge, MA. Proficient in QuickBooks Enterprise A Must. A/R - A/P - Monthly Reconciliation, Billing/Collections. Salary & Benefits based on experience. Respond to: *****...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Bookkeeper for growing GC in Washington DC area. Growing Construction Company is looking for a full charge bookkeeper with Construction experience, Bank Reconciliation, A/R, A/P, Payroll experience. Duties: Responsible for maintaining accounts by verifying, allocating and posting transactions. Set up construction projects and prepares schedules of value f...
Company Confidential Stoughton, MA, 02072
Our client, a growing family business is currently seeking a dynamic part time Office Assistant with strong Bookkeeping experience. Primary duties would be dedicated to AR/AP and other accounting duties such as entering vendor information into QuickBooks, scanning Invoices and converting to e-delivery as applicable, matching invoices against packing slips and obtaining proper authorization on all ...
Quickbooks Bookkeeper Office Record Storage Company located in Worcester, Massachusetts (College Square area) looking for a full time Quickbooks Bookkeeper. Responsibilities include daily deposit processing, payables, day to day projects, answering phones, purchasing, and data entry. One year minimum Quickbooks experience a must! Health benefits and pension plan offered. Please APPLY NOW wit...
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Local hospitality/resort co. seeks an individual w/ retail, hospitality, or restaurant accounting experience to perform all accounting functions and support the GM. Duties include recordation of all sales and associated taxes, inventory, AP, PR, and other duties as assigned by the Controller. Candidate must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail. Required: AS degree w/ 2 yrs exper...
Bookkeeper - VAB Job Label:MAG_148573574D6 Data entry of sales finance contracts purchased. Posting customer payments accurately - Cash, ACH, electronic payments, etc. Accurate cash handling, including balancing, transaction sheets and daily bank deposits. Generate and distribute dealer proceeds Key General Journal entries. Record and deposit miscellaneous cash receipts Distribute titles a...
Job Description: Office Manager duties: ***Coordinate and direct administrative support functions for an office or department. ***Implement policies and procedures for production of documents, work flow, filing, ordering supplies, record maintenance, and other clerical services. ***Organize office operations such as workspace assignment and layout. Bookkeeper duties: **Compute, classify, and...
Job Description: This Bookkeeper Position Features: ? Immediate ? Benefits ? Salary ? Great Pay to $52K General Contracting company with a main focus in commercial construction has an immediate need for a full fledge Bookkeeper. Successful incumbent should have 3 plus years working in this capacity. Daily duties will include, but not limited to client billing,subcontractor billing, general l...
Local CPA firm seeking Full time Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper for tax season & part time rest of year. Experience required. Send resume to Classified Connection Box M-3585, 629 Wabash Ave, P.O. Box 667, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663....
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02127
ACCOUNTANT/BOOKKEEPER COMPANY DESCRIPTION Fast growing Boston technology firm. JOB DESCRIPTION Boston technology firm is seeking a full-time experienced Accountant to assist with our bookkeeping and general accounting needs. The ideal candidate will have proficient computer skills including a thorough understanding of Quickbooks and Microsoft Office. The successful candidate must be detail-ori...
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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.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
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Attention to Detail
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
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