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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Clerical position for local company. Great personality with good phone skills. Familiar with Quickbooks Accounting helpful. 40 hrs. week. $9./hr. Resumes to PO Box 181, Htgn., WV 25707 , Listing from The Herald-Dispatch,
Full charge Bookkeeping Assistant needed. Must have experience with Payables, Receivables, Payroll. Full-time, competitive pay and benefits. Please apply in person at 1638 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland or email resume to ***** DFWP & EOE...
Company Confidential Wilmington, NC, 28403
Administrative/AP/AR / Bookkeeping /Interior Design- Personal Assistant/ Sales / Marketing *****Please Only Apply If Available Immediately***** About The Company: We are a leading home resource studio in the area since 1994. We have been helping consumers/builders/Developers save time and money while offering great selection and offering outstanding service.We strive for excellence in everythin...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63137
Saint Louis based Transportation company in need of a Full Time Accountant/Full charge Bookkeeper. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Weekly Payroll processing (contractors/employees) Tax payments Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable General Ledger entries, all reconciliations and monthly financial statement preparation Tax statements, w2's and 1099's Tracking of various accounts and activities usi...
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 by April 3rd to: Finance Analyst, Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Ave. Htgn. WV. 25701 , Listing from The Herald-Dispatch,
Job Description: This Recept/Admin Position Features: ? Benefits ? Great Location ? Close To The Metro ? Great Pay to $16.00 Seeking an amazing Receptionist/Office Assistant who has some bookkeeping experience to work for an Architect firm located in Downtown,LA. Responsibilities include: light bookkeeping; some A/P & A/R, answering phones, greeting clients, filing/scanning, providing admini...
Company Confidential St. Louis, MO
Searching for solid bookkeeping skills and ability to take on responsibilities and contribute to accounting team effort. Assist in daily accounting functions under the supervision of the Controller. We are a recognized and awarded commercial printing company known for quality service and product. Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with outside resources, team members, and custo...
Electrical Contracting Company is seeking a full charge bookkeeper: The right candidate must have experience to perform the following tasks: - Manage all aspects of QuickBooks Pro accounting system, accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entries, bill payment, bank reconciliations, job cost, general ledger posting, etc. - Process payroll via outside payroll company - Provide and/or pro...
Job duties include but are not limited to daily balancing, record keeping, reconciliation, processing financing paperwork, payroll and accounts payable/receivable. Various other duties may include human resource assistance, sales order entry and editing as well as numerous other duties to assist in the office and operations of business. Job candidates must have a background or education in bookk...
NHC NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORPORATION NHC Lewisburg is seeking the right individual for a Bookkeeping Position Candidate must have prior experience in processing A/P & Payroll. Must be dependable, demonstrate time management & organizational skills, and the ability to learn and follow Company policies and procedures. Position is full-time with benefit package. Apply in person at: NHC L...
Company Confidential Kent, OH, 44240
BOOKKEEPING/CSR Hiring motivated team member in busy Kent service firm. Detail, creative & people skills are key. Exper. with QB is MANDATORY. Approx. 20 hours per week. Send resume/hourly wage request to: ***** Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential South Washington, IN, 47501
HELP WANTED Full-time bookkeeping position available in Washington. Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Please send resume to: Human Resources Manager P.O. Box 482 Washington, IN 47501 This job listing brought to you by The Washington Times Herald...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34232
Bookkeeping/ Accounting for equipment leasing coordinator. Full-time. Ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented & able to work independently. General accounting exp. needed, proficiency in Microsoft word, outlook & excel. Email resume to: *****...
About Us Fusion Sign and Design is a one stop shop for all your signage and marketing needs. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with exceptional one-on-one customer service and results focused solutions. We have five divisions in the western US and we are looking to grow. Our corporate office is located in Riverside, CA. We are looking for driven people with the entrepreneurial spirit to...
Accounting /Bookkeeping Looking for a full time accounting professional responsible for preparing, analyzing the accounting records and financial statements for a North Central consulting company. This position will be responsible for dealing with all financial aspects like bookkeeping, taxation etc. Job Responsibilities: · Compilation and preparation of periodic financial reports which include...
Company Confidential Coral Springs, FL, 33076
Construction experience needed. Fast paced environment. Proficient in Word and Excel. QuickBooks knowledge helpful. Bilingual a plus! Must be detailed, organized, able to work independently and prioritize. Experience working for multiple companies and divisions a plus. Great working environment. Coral Springs area....
New Marketing and Advertising company in Macomb! Our team needs CREATIVE, BUSINESS SAVVY and highly MOTIVATED individuals who have a big picture focus and will be able to make a difference in this ground floor opportunity. If you have proven performance in the areas of sales, graphic design, web design, creative writing, customer service, and bookkeeping, we would like to hear from you! Please sen...
Company Confidential Midland, TX, 79701
Accounting/Bookkeeping PositionAccounting/bookkeeping position open for employment. Includes invoicing and applicant must know quick books. Please call 432-685-9158 for an interview....
Special Response Corporation has an immediate, Entry Level Bookkeeping position available. Ideal candidate is a professional, highly motivated, and organized individual. All applicants must be high school graduates with at least 2 years of work experience. No prior accounting experience or accounting degree is required. Salary is based upon experience. Responsibilities & Requirements: • Lear...
Established Rental Construction Equipment Company located in Trevose seeks reliable Bookkeeping Assistant. Looking for an individual that has a "team player" and "positive" attitude. Knowledge of AP/AR and Excel required while also performing general office duties. Please forward your resume including your salary requirements. This is a fantastic oppurtunity to join a fantastic group!...

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