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 ...
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...
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 ...
Bookkeeping/Office Manager wanted for busy surgical practice in Richmond, KY. *Bookkeeping & Accounting experience necessary. *Employee management experience required. *Degree & References required Hours from 8am-5pm plus Email resumes to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Richmond Register...
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 ...
Company Confidential Oklahoma City, OK, 73128
· Serve as the primary accounting resource utilizing Quick Books Pro or Enterprise · Primary Controller reporting to the Vice President · Responsible to provide Management Information System reports on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis · Liason with our Corporate CPA Po Positive attitude and can-do disposition a must...
Job Purpose: Manage all financials for a wholesale distribution company with annual sales of $10,000,000.00. Maintains records of financial transactions, account tracking, posting transactions, maintaining checking accounts, business expenses, and payroll records. Duties: * Work with system software to account for financial transactions, vendor balances, vendor and business payables by utilizi...
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...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44706
Local, small business hiring an experienced, Office Assistant/Bookkeeper that will enjoy working on a small team. Full time position with hours Monday – Friday 7am-4pm. Responsibilities include answering phones, payables, receivables, invoicing, time-sheets, collections, permits, working with dispatch to schedule jobs and other various office duties. Looking for a candidate that has the ability...
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...
Barton Logistics Job Title: Bookkeeper Job Category: Department/Group: Accounting/Finance Job Code/ Req#: Location: Medina Travel Required: None Level/Salary Range: $10 - $12/Hour Position Type: Full-Time HR Contact: NA Date posted: Will Train Applicant(s): Yes Posting Expires: External posting URL: Internal posting URL: Applications Accepted By: E-mail: resume@bartonlogis...
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,...
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Company Confidential Akron, OH, 44308
Accounting/Bookkeeper Part time Bookkeeper- Akron construction firm seeks exp independent, strong background in AP, AR, Payroll, Financial projections, Budgeting, Cost accounting and taxation. Proficient in Small business software including Quickbooks or Peachtree and Excel. Degree in Accounting and/or 15 years exp. as Bookkeeper required. 25-32 hours per week. Hourly rate $16-$22. Retiree...
Fulltime position for busy CPA office. We are looking for a responsible, take-charge person for our team. Full-charge bookkeeping duties include accounts payable, bank reconciliations, journal entries, Excel spreadsheets, and financial statements. Very comprehensive training is provided. You will be responsible for several client accounts, so you must be able to multi-task. I prefer an associat...
BOOKKEEPER Dependable person, good customer service skills. Duties include: HR, Payroll, A/P, A/R, Billing. MCR/MCD experience preferred. Download application www.thompsonhouse info. Reply to Kathleen at 254-4977 ext. 206...
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 Johnstown, PA, 15905
Accountant/Bookkeeper for local accounting firm. Associateâs degree helpful. Must have computer skills & knowledge of QuickBooks & payroll accounting. Salary and benefits negotiable, tax experience a plus. Send resumes to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
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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 general ledger by transferring subsidiary account summaries.
Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.
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