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 Sacramento, CA, 95811
We are a small ( 56 employees) family owned and operated business looking for an Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper. We are interested in a person with experience and longevity in their employment history. Our company culture is one of helping each other and being a team player with a good attitude. Duties Include: Accounts Payable Financial Statements Budgeting and forcasting Account reconciliation Week...
Bookkeeper job in Hialeah, FL Duties: * Accounts payable * Accounts receivable * Payroll * Posting to the GL * Reconciliations * Handle Lien releases * A1A Billing Qualifications * 3 plus years of Accounting experience * Quickbooks Premier - Contractor Edition * A1A Billing * Lien releases * Knowledge of Excel and Word Please email resumes to *****...
A Leading Manufacturing Firm located in Essex County, NJ is searching for a Bookkeeper with responsibilities as follows: Process employees’ benefits-related inquiries Support with basic bookkeeping tasks like data input, A/R, A/P Process unemployment claims benefits Light Vendor/Customer Contact i.e., follow up calls/emails and responding to inquiries Filing (manual and computerized) Prepare check...
Coral Gables advertising agency looking for part-time a bookkeeper. This person carries 100% of the accountingresponsibilities (one persondepartment). He or she will reportdirectly to the owners. 20-25 hours perweek. Previous advertising agencyexperiences a plus. Responsibilities: Process all payables and receivables Review vendor invoices and statements, resolve discrepancies Reconcile bank accou...
Part-Time Bookkeeper Job in San Francisco, CA Accounting Principals has an exciting new Part-Time Bookkeeper job opening with one of its favorite San Francisco clients. This temporary, part-time role is located in the heart of the Financial District. Easily accessible by public transit, this position is a great opportunity to work at a recognized company within the philanthropic field, and offers...
Job Description: Are you eager to expand you career in Construction as a Bookkeeper and Professional Accountant? A General Contracting company is seeking to hire a Bookkeeper this week! This is a wonderful company with an all encompassing benefits package. This individual will be able to do all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping, have 10 years experience in that position, construction bookkeeping/a...
Company Confidential Normal, IL, 61761
Midwest Fiber is a fast growing, recognized leader in the paper, plastics, electronics, and single stream recycling industry. We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Accounting Assistant for our Normal Illinois facility. Midwest Fiber offers a great work environment, competitive wages and benefits (including a profit sharing program that has paid out for 20 years running), job stability and the ability to...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for am experienced Bookkeeper in the Grass Valley area. This position is a part time, temporary job opportunity. This Bookkeeper will be responsible for maintaining daily accounting practices with professionalism and the utmost confidentiality. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for the Bookkee...
Our client located in Rockville, MD is seeking a Full-Charge Bookkeeper on a temp to hire basis. Candidate will handle bank reconciliations, account reconciliation, financial statement preparation, 1099’s and assist with the tax return preparation Requirements: Financial Statement Preparation Experience Strong General Ledger Experience Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Experience Healthcare...
North Dallas CPA Firm is seeking a Bookkeeper/Accountant with good computer skills. Salary $45 - $50 K Requirements - 2- 3 years Bookkeeping experience required - Proficient in Quick Books - Payroll returns experience required - Past CPA practice experience desired - Excellent writing and verbal skills. - Self-starter who can work independently, multitask, meet deadlines, and be a team player. - S...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is assisting a Atlanta, GA client in the search for a qualified Bookkeeper / Accountant for an immediate need. Duties will include: Journal entries Generation of financial reports Month-end close functions Accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R) functions Bank reconciliations Miscellaneous duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 3+ years of experience in gene...
Bookkeeper – Let’s Learn Together! Our client is seeking a Bookkeeper to assist their Accounting & Finance team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate with excellent communication skills. This person will work in a challenging, fast paced, technology-driven environment. The Details: Serve as main point of contact for invoice questions from internal and external sources Assis...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89148
Bookkeeper Construction Our company is looking for a full-time construction bookkeeper who will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's accounting and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements for the construction division. Position reports to the Director of Operations and responsibilities include support to all functional dir...
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant Our Rancho Cucamonga office has a full-time opening for a bookkeeper/administrative assistance. You will be responsible for maintaining and administering the company's and administrative policies & procedures in accordance with company and customer requirements. Oversee and perform day-to-day operations for the accounting and administrative support functions. Po...
Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper Bobby P. Kearney, MD Pain Management is currently seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper to join our team in Statesville, NC. Job Requirements Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent At least 1 year of relevant administrative / bookkeeping experience Skills and Abilities: Must have knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel and Bo...
Full-time Bookkeeper needed for growing Accounting office in south Austin. Description: Maintain records of financial transactions by entering data provided or obtained. Main duties will include: o Data entry (entering in bills, receipts, checks, invoices, payments, deposits, etc.) o Bank Reconciliations o Payroll entries o Sales tax reporting o Business personal property renditions o Reviewing A/...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33405
Well-established West Palm Beach based law firm with additional offices in Miami and Tampa, and a successful and active statewide insurance defense practice, seeks a Bookkeeper to join its Administrative team. Qualified candidates must be dynamic self-starters, capable of flourishing in a team environment. Client service, attention to detail, time management, communication and organizational skill...
Company Confidential Silverdale, WA, 98383
Industrial electrical contracting company that works primarily for the military and Department of Defense is seeking a full time Office Manager/Bookkeeper. The work environment is ever growing with new challenges. The position requires a positive, self-starting personality. Excellent pay and work environment for a highly detailed professional. References preferred, for an immediate opening. Experi...
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Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant Legal Files Software Inc., a leading developer of case and practice management software for the legal industry, is currently seeking a full-time Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant. Main responsibilities Keeping and maintaining bookkeeping and financial records Accounts Payable (coding invoices and check runs) Accounts Receivable (cash receipts, posting, ban...
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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
Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
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