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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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Bookkeeping Supervisor Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank has an opening for a full-time Bookkeeping Supervisor at their Lansing location. This person will supervise personnel and provide leadership and training for employees. Supervises and coordinates daily activities of bookkeeping operations and electronic banking to ensure all processes are handled accurately and timely. The ideal candidate will ha...
Small company looking for a talented, self motivated and responsible Bookkeeper/Accountant. Responsibilities include payroll, invoicing, and collections activity; also working with sales staff on new customer setup and follow up as well as back up for other office positions as needed. Applicant must be proficient with QuickBooks, Excel, and Word; knowledge and experience with A/P and A/R; knowledg...
The McPherson Sentinel is looking for someone to join its business dept, primarily working in customer service, billing support and data entry. If you are an individual who enjoys a fast-paced professional environment while working with a variety of customers, we would like to hear from you! The ideal candidate should possess an ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, organization, and a s...
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Job Map FAQ Press Testimonials Blog Contact Us Shiftgig The Goods Jobs People Deals Log-in Create new account Forgot password? Jobs in Columbus Call Center Outbound Customer Service Representative Bookkeeping Express 7613 Fortson Rd Columbus, GA Apply Now! Share Email to a friend Our goal is to always have the capacity, competence and flexibility to meet our clients' needs, ...
Shiftgig Columbus, OH
Job Map FAQ Press Testimonials Blog Contact Us Shiftgig The Goods Jobs People Deals Log-in Create new account Forgot password? Jobs in Columbus Call Center Inbound Customer Service Representative Bookkeeping Express 7613 Fortson Rd Columbus, GA Apply Now! Share Email to a friend Our goal is to always have the capacity, competence and flexibility to meet our clients' needs, w...
State agency is looking for Error Resolution candidates. Candidate will be reviewing tax returns entered into the system for any errors/discrepancies. Once errors/discrepancies detected, will research, resolve, and correct in the system. Quick learner and ability to multi-task. Ability to work in a deadline driven work setting. Must show up every day and on time....
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Office Assistant – Coral Gables Country Club, Coral Gables, Florida, USA The Company: Founded in 1986, the Liberty Entertainment Group has gained success and acknowledgment for creating an impressive roster of unique venues that garner immediate recognition. Each venue is rich in detail and originality and caters to a diverse clientele; including A List celebrities, talent and industry leaders. ...
Bookkeeping Consultant Join a growing team! The Bookkeeping Consultant will provide professional services, support and consulting in the areas of key financial support functions to include AP, AR, payroll, reconciliation, general ledger, and various QuickBooks products to small and medium-sized companies in multiple industries. Meet with clients, work with client’s staff, consult and train, promo...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH
Job Summary: Accounts Receivable Manager One of Ohio's most successful insurance restoration companies has an excellent opportunity for the career minded individual. This unique opportunity will require a dynamic person with outstanding communication and customer service skills. Candidate must possess a strong work ethic to keep up with the fast paced requirements of the job. Candidate will work...
Bookkeeper-FULL CHARGE (Lake Zurich, Il.) Retail Wedding Boutique, est. 1970, needs JuniorAccountant/Full ChargeBookkeeper Excellent Part-Time, Permanent Opportunity. This position is a 4 day work week at our office in Downtown Lake Zurich, IL. Hours are 10a to 4p, M,T,Th,Fr. Small office, with unique accounting needs, perfect for an individual who enjoys being in charge, handling challenges, a...
2 Part-TIme Bookkeeping Positions Available immediately: 1. Payroll/Human Resource Assistant (P/T) 2+ years payroll processing experience required Previous garnishments/deductions experience required, strong accuracy Intermedicate to advanced Excel & Word proficiency. Experience with ADP payroll 5 hrs/day; 4 days/week Strong payroll experience 3+ years in the HR function Knowledge of I-9s...
Secretary/Receptionist - Light Bookkeeping Small Plymouth CPA office, part-time position. Approx. 25-30 hrs/wk Jan-Apr and 15 hrs/wk May-Dec. Duties include: Processing information reporting Filing quarterly payroll reports Tax return assembly (Corp & Individual) Filing Correspondence Phones Prefer experience with accounting and tax software. Submit resume by mail or fax...
Company Confidential Huntington, WV, 25701
Payroll/Benefits Manager for small busy multi-company office in Huntington. QuickBooks and Excel experience preferred. Great career opportunity w/ benefits package. Email resume to: ***** or call 304-736-6658. , Listing from The Herald-Dispatch,
Johns Island produce company looking for a full-charge Bookkeeper with heavy payroll experience. Full time position & some overtime hours during spring and early summer. PT hours during late summer and winter. Quickbooks experience preferred. Forward resume to *****...
Company Confidential Huntington, WV, 25701
Career Opportunity Seeking motivated individual with budgeting and finance experience. Knowledge of governmental accounting and finance a plus. Degree or experience in Accounting/Finance or CPA preferable. Full time, Excellent benefits Submit resumes to: Finance Analyst, Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Ave. Htgn. WV. 25701 , Listing from The Herald-Dispatch,
Ag dealership seeking detail oriented person with strong bookkeeping & administrative skills. Able to do journal entries, financial statements, spreadsheets, track equipment inventory, equipment sales invoicing, submit credit applications, balance cash drawers, administer Cafeteria and HSA plans, Human Resources, payroll reports. Prefer DIS Keystone experience. Please send resume to: Manager, PO...
About Us Travel Group of Doctors Responsibilities • Analyze incoming/outgoing documents • Conduct research, compile data and prepare papers • Coordinate the preparation of briefs and reports • Establish and coordinate administrative policies • Meet with individuals and groups on behalf of executives • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for meetings • Process expenses • Scheduling • T...
Insurance Centers is looking for an experienced bookkeeper/accountant for a large independent property/liability insurance company. Job include all accounting duties related to: insurance policy accounting management, commissions for over 100 agents in multiple states, insurance policy income reconciliation, monthly calculation and distribution of bonuses, general daily business financial manageme...
Click Here to Apply Online Job Description Assist with bookkeeping of growing, privately owned company with multiple locations. Major responsibilities include: Importing sales daily, reconciling credit card accounts and cash deposits to bank statements sales and Use Tax monthly returns and filing Basic Accounts Payable - entering invoices and preparing payments using Quickbooks Intermediate...
Accounts Payable / Receiveable position for general office duties in So. County. Computer, reception, secretarial, AP/AR exp req'd. Word/Excel proficiency a must. 25 hrs/week. classifieds.vpc.all (1976538)...

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