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...
Our construction client located in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking a Bookkeeper on a temp to hire basis. This candidate will manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank reconciliation. They will also handle monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis. They handle office management and other administrative tasks. Requirements 2+ years of experience with a construction company 2+ years of...
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....
Accountant/Bookkeeper: National company looking to add to its corporate headquarters accounting department. Ideal candidate should have experience with the following: Accounts Payable Payroll experience/knowledge -- experience with payroll helpful Journal Entries Strong QuickBooks experience Ability to work well under pressure and meet required deadlines Strong Excel and Outlook skills Able...
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMPLIANCE FIRM SEEKS DYNAMIC INDIVIDUAL Founded in 2011, Centurion Group DC (CGDC) is a small political activities compliance firm seeking a dynamic individual to assist with a variety of daily, monthly, and quarterly responsibilities. Ideal candidates are well rounded and can perform the following: General bookkeeping (minimum of 5 years experience required, no exceptions)...
Company Confidential Saugus, MA, 01906
Busy North Shore MA auto dealership is looking for an experienced bookkeeper. Entering deals, internal RO's, payoffs, chasing titles, commissioning and payroll. Organized individual who can work independently and has performed all of these duties. ADP accounting a plus. Excellent pay and benefit package....
We are a small family company of about 25 team members in the amusement industry that designs and builds attractions for customers around the globe. We are looking for an intelligent, trustworthy, part-time bookkeeper to work about 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday are best for about 20 to 24 hours total) to take care of various number crunching/entering/processing duties, and managin...
Bookkeeper North Canton/Green area accounting firm has opening for experienced full-time bookkeeper. Must have quickbooks knowledge and excellent communication skills. Competitive Salary & Benefits. Please forward resume and salary requirements. Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Bookkeeper or Services The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper or Bookkeeping Service. The position will use our membership database to process cash receipts and enter reports into QuickBooks, which will also be used to process disbursements, and deposits. The position will work with staff at TPE's office located in Viroqua, WI. A strong background and experience in using Q...
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...
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 ·...
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 *****...
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 ...
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...
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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
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Attention to Detail
Maintains historical records by filing documents.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
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