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Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

Also called: Accounting Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payables Clerk, Bookkeeper

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: CWO - Ship's Clerk; LDO - Administration; Storekeeper

What they do:
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • accounting and economics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • listen and understand what people say
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Accurate NXG
  • FlexiLedger software
Financial analysis software
  • AuditWare software
  • MethodWare ProAudit Advisor
Compliance software
  • Corporate Responsibility System Technologies Limited CRSTL Compliance Positioning System
  • FLS eDP.Payrolltax

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$35,170
per year, on average
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