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 Solon, OH, 44139
Reporting to the company's President, this position encompasses two primary areas of responsibility that are critical to the future success of the company: · Accounting · Administration 1. Accounting: This position will be responsible for ensuring that the company manages its accounting functions in a thorough, competent and accurate manner. This includes the following activities: · General b...
Company Confidential Holbrook, MA, 02343
BOOKKEEPER Electrical testing company in Holbrook is seeking an exceptional Bookkeeper. This opportunity will require an experienced candidate with the ability to take control over the accounting function in a fast-growing company. This position to be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday each week, local person preferred. Responsibilities: * Organization & maintenance of accounting records in QuickBoo...
Ideal candidate will have 5 years full charge bookkeeping experience that includes GL, consolidated financial statements, A/P, A/R. Will handle multiple entities. Excellent computer and organizational skills. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of excel and quickbooks. Position located in the Sacramento area. To apply, please submit resume...
Troupe Waste & Recycling Full Charge Bookkeeper Monday through Friday - approximately 40 hours per week Great opportunity at a fast growing, family owned waste and recycling company on the South Shore. We are currently seeking a hands-on Full Charge Bookkeeper who will perform various accounting duties as well as some customer service. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Responsibili...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Bookkeeper daily bookkeeping and general ledger duties, AR, AP, Bank Reconciliation. Proficient with Quick Books REQUIRED. Basic office experience receptionist, filing, word, excel and customer service skills. Full time Mon-Fri- North Shreveport area, benefits. (please do not apply via mobile access/apps) We are an equal employment opportunity employer and wi...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is a nonprofit organization in downtown Boston, Massachusetts (MA) with a temporary Bookkeeper opening. This consultant will work alongside the Director of Finance to process accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. The consultant will process 40-50 invoices per week for accounts payable and process biweekly payroll for 25 employees. REQUIREMENTS: 4+ year...
BOOKKEEPER, FULL CHARGE (AVON) We ae a door and window manufacturer in business for 43 years, looking for a full charge bookkeeper whose duties inclu pde, AP, AR, calling in payroll, bank reconciliations, G/L, journal entries and preparing monthly financial statements. This is a permanent position requiring 20 to 30 hours per week. Canddidates must be literate with current Quickbooks experinece,...
Office Manager/Bookkeeper The Central Valley Association of REALTORS®, an established not-for-profit organization, seeks a professional to handle the books & provide administrative support to the Association Executive and Board of Directors. Duties include but are not limited to A/R, A/P, billing, payroll, account reconciliation & maintaining budgets as well as providing back-up assistance with a...
Company Confidential Brookline, MA, 02446
BOOKKEEPER needed for a small full-service real estate development and management firm with properties in the Greater Boston area. The Bookkeeper will work closely with the property managers. Duties include: review of invoices, payments, and bank deposits, data entry, communications with vendors and customer service via e-mail and telephone, filing, photo copying, opening and date stamping mail, a...
Job Description: BOOKKEEPER ? well-known sports facility ? convenient suburban location ? excellent management team Local sports facility has an immediate need for a Bookkeeper! This is a well-known sports-related facility with an excellent skilled staff and strong management team. Candidate will be involved daily with A/P and A/R, general ledger, reconciliation, and payroll. Must have strong...
HSMC provides shared business and consulting services to both non-profit and proprietary Human Services Agencies. These services include accounting, payroll, third-party billing and collections; human resources; online and live Continuing Education; marketing; facility development; and quality assurance programs. Position: Accounts Receivable Head Bookkeeper Position Type: Full Time / (M-F 8:30a...
Full Time, Full Service BOOK-KEEPER. Experience necessary. Kinsel Ford Pleasanton 121 S. Main St. Pleasanton, TX 78064 Resume to: ***** .................................................
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...
Jed Cohen, CPA, P.C. is looking for someone to help with a hybrid role of accounting and administration. Strong communication and Microsoft Office knowledge is a must. The ideal candidate must have previous accounting and office experience and open to doing whatever is necessary to help out and meet major office deadlines. Please forward resume for consideration. Responsibilities: Answer and dir...
Our client is seeking a Bookkeeper/Paraprofessional for their public accounting firm. This position is full-time on a direct hire basis. Candidates must have experience in bookkeeping, A/P, and A/R as well as have strong technical skills with proficiency in QuickBooks. Candidates should have demonstrated experience interacting with clients in a professional environment. Tax preparation experience ...
Clarke Engineering Services, Inc. (CES) is seeking a Part-Time Bookkeeper (20-30 hours/week), to assist in the accounting department. Clarke Engineering Services is an independently owned and operated engineering services company that specializes in engineering and project management, automation, validation (CQV), and operations change management support for various industries, primarily the pharm...
Company Confidential Potter Valley, CA, 95469
Bookkeeper -PV 25-35 hrs/wk Quick Books data entry exp. email resume to:*****...
BOOKKEEPER/ ACCOUNTANT Growing R.E. Management & Development Comp. seeks self-motivated Accountant/ Bookkeeper with integrity and dedication. Responsible for daily Accounting, Financial Reporting and Bookkeeping for the commercial portfolio along with services for a commercial cleaning company. Knowledge of accounting principals preferred. Minimum of 2 Years of related Accounting Experience wit...
Company Confidential Skokie, IL, 60077
Provide financial information by reconciling bank accounts and posting transactions/journal entries/quarterly payroll tax preparation/monthly sales tax preparation/Client contact expected Experience preferred Benefits include: Healthcare coverage/pension plan Some overtime hours expected January thru April only...
Company Confidential Morgan Hill, CA, 95037
Internal Bookkeeper Job Description Required: Bookkeeper or similar to work at head office of a dynamic rapidly growing family owned multi location retail business located in the South Bay area. This position is part of the management team with strong possibilities for growth as the company expands. The successful applicant must be able to: Track the fiscal functions of the corporation in accor...
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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:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
Maintains historical records by filing documents.
Develops reports when needed to provide information.
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