Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

conventional interests computer customer obtain information calculator financial records numerical data mathematical accuracy

Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payables Clerk

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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.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.



  • customer service
  • administrative services

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • using math to solve problems
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software

  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology In Demand
  • Sage 50 Accounting

Cloud-based data access and sharing software

  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft SharePoint Hot Technology

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology


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

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