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Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

Also called: 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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology
  • Sage 50 Accounting Hot Technology
Financial analysis software
  • AuditWare
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Hot Technology
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
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$38,390
per year, on average
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