Bookkeeping Jobs

Bookkeeping Job Overview

Bookkeepers are responsible for the financial accounts of a business or organization. They record transactions as money is acquired or spent. They run reports, analyze data, and verify receipts of payments.

Bookkeepers will typically perform many tasks each day, including the following:

  • Use spreadsheets and software to complete records
  • Issue and pay invoices
  • Receive electronic payments, cash, and checks
  • Monitor assets of a company or organization
  • Create reports, such as income statements and balance sheets
  • Check for accuracy in reports
  • Analyze financial data from reports
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Process payroll

Bookkeepers often work alone and need to be able to focus on single tasks for long periods of time. Also, they need to be great at multitasking and terrific with numbers.

Bookkeeping Job Education Requirements

Bookkeepers need to have at least a high school diploma, but many employers prefer candidates who have a degree in accounting, finance, or business. Additionally, candidates need to have experience with using bookkeeping software and working with spreadsheets. Most bookkeepers also receive a fair amount of on-the-job training as new technologies and software are added or updated. Also, some companies require that bookkeepers acquire specific certifications.

Since the financial department is crucial to the overall success of a business, bookkeepers need to demonstrate experience or a high level of education to win the best jobs. Those who want to work their way up and continue to study for higher-paying positions in the field may pursue other positions, including senior corporate accountant jobs and management accountant jobs.

Bookkeeping Job Market

There are currently 1,799,800 Americans employed in bookkeeping jobs, and more than 204,000 new bookkeeping jobs will be available by 2022. This 11 percent projected job growth means that bookkeepers are going to be in high demand for some time. The job growth increase is directly related to the overall economic growth of the country. As more companies are created, more bookkeepers are needed to manage their finances. Also, technological advances mean that it’s really important for bookkeepers to be well educated and trustworthy.

Bookkeeping Job Salary Information

The average annual salary for bookkeepers in 2012 was $35,170. In states with a higher demand for bookkeepers, bookkeepers can earn a median annual salary of more than $54,000 while the low-end median annual salary for bookkeepers is less than $21,610. To command a higher salary in one of the competitive positions, bookkeepers should continue their education.

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Established commercial real estate company seeks experienced office assistant. Your knowledge of Word, Excel, QuickBooks and PowerPoint will be key in this position. This will be an all around key support position to the company, responsibilities to include: Manage Front Desk, greet visitors, set up conference room, offer water, coffee, tidy up, answer phones, process mail, filing, general office...
Company Confidential Saint Joseph, MI, 49085
St Joseph, Michigan company seeking full charge accountant / bookkeeper; responsibilities include: - Maintain, monitor and reconcile general ledger, including bank reconciliations - Have a working understanding of the basics of accounting, reconciliations and other accounting / finance functions. - Responsible for month end and year end closings as well as providing accurate and timely financia...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...
With our continued growth, we find ourselves searching for a detail oriented Financial Clerk/Bookkeeping Assistant to assist our Accounting Department with month end (bordereaux) reports, bank reconciliations, issuing/posting payments and general bookkeeping functions. This is a full time position located in our fast-pace, Woodbury, New Jersey professional office. The position includes a benefits ...
Bookkeeper for Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater. 10 hrs/week. No benefits. Requires thorough knowledge of Quickbooks. Previous nonprofit bookkeeping experience REQUIRED. Email cover letter and resume to *****, or mail to UUC-Employment, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater 33764 by 3/6/15. Reference Code:93029...
An immediate opening for a dependable, experienced book-keeping secretary. Experience with book-keeping strongly preferred, familiarity with Quickbooks and payroll desirous, along with experience in Estate administration. Experience with Microsoft Office, Word Perfect & transcribing dictation to include letters and complaints a plus. Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills and...
Company Confidential New Castle, PA, 16101
WELL ESTABLISHED FAMILY OWNED FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION IS LOOKING FOR A WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATE WITH 3 PLUS YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ACCOUNTING/PAYROLL/TAX PREPARATION. WE WELCOME ALL APPLICANTS, BUT WOULD BE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN CPA, OR EA. QUICKBOOKS AND PAYROLL A MUST; AND SALES EXPERIENCE A PLUS. SALARY, HOURS AND BENEFITS NEGOTIABLE....
Well established Steel Contractor located in Rowley, MA seeks a highly motivated individual to support its Bookkeeping Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Setting up project accounts, schedule of values and budgets in bookkeeping software * Processing monthly client requisitions/invoices (AIA G702/G703 billing) * Processing change orders and budgets * Reviewing and...
Administrative Assistant with some Bookkeeping expericnce - Full Time Position is available for a take charge individual who possesses good phone presence, administrative and accurate typing skills and able to multi task. Duties include data entry, preparing proposals, answering phones, customer service, collection help, payroll processing, bookkeeping help and filing. Must know Microsoft Office i...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASST/ BOOKKEEPING ASST. F/T. Mon.-Fri. Associate degree in bus. or 5 yrs. of business exp. 5 yrs. bkpg. exp. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Full benefits. Call Kathy for interview appt. 707-462-3555....
Job Summary Company: Charter School Management Corporation (CSMC) Location: Temecula Job Type: Full-time Years of experience: 3 years Education level: 4-year degree Title: Accountant for Clients About the job We are seeking a sharp, enthusiastic team player who will join our team as Accountant for Clients for the Southern California Region. A highly-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter...
Company Confidential Farmington, CT
We are a busy, established property management company. We are seeking a part-time Bookkeeping Assistant (approximately 20 hours/week) to provide support for our busy bookkeeping department. Duties include answering customer calls, entering data into our systems, filing, etc. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00, so hours would be scheduled during that time. If you have some office experien...
A small, growing company in VANDALIA, ILLINOIS is looking for a full-time financial person to work on premises and in conjunction with accountant. Must have a good concept of finance and bookkeeping processes and have some experience with Quick Books. Position pays between 30- 40K depending on experience and will become permanent for the right candidate. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Contact M...
Receptionist/Bookkeeping Local photo lab has an opening for receptionist. The job includes front desk, phone operator, order entry, billing and shipping. Knowledge of QuickBooks is reqd, and UPS shipping is helpful. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8a-5p. Apply at: 3061 Millbranch Rd, Mon-Fri between 9a-3p. Ask for Ken. Posting provided by:...
​ ADMINISTRATIVE - BOOKKEEPING / HUMAN RESOURCES Environmental Landscape Associates of Doylestown, a landscape / building company, is seeking a full-time key team member for bookkeeping and general day to day administrative / human resources tasks. Must have QuickBooks experience and be able to multi task in a seasonally fast paced environment. Pay commensurate with experience. Work history with...
Full time accounting bookkeeper needed. Responsibilities include accounting/bookkeeping, processing sales, posting commissions, reconciling dealership floor plan account, entering & updating inventory in accounting system software. Associate's degree in Accounting with one to two years' experience. Working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets·Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office-- Word, Outlook, Excel. ...
Job Purpose: Maintains records of financial transactions by establishing accounts; posting transactions. Duties: * Develops system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts; defining bookkeeping policies and procedures. * Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions. * Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries. * M...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34102
Part time/Full Time Construction Bookkeeper. Timberline required. Reply to ***** Or fax to (239) 434-0874 Posting provided by:...
About Us Vankirk Electric is a premiere leader in the electrical contracting of multi-family construction projects. Responsibilities • Process payment applications from subcontractors • Record keeping, data entering, check printing • Process monthly expense reports from employees • Manage company cell phone account, add/remove devices • Handle miscellaneous banking needs Education • Post ...
Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan has an immediate opening for a bookkeeping clerk in Ann Arbor, MI. This is a part- to full-time position working 30 - 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Pay rate is $14 per hour. Job duties include, but are not limited to: • Supporting the accounting department in all general functions such as A/P, requesting approvals fro...

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