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Individuals who are careful orderly detail-oriented and have a strong aptitude for numbers might want to consider a career as a bookkeeper. Bookkeepers are employed by almost every industry establishment organization and company that has financial transactions.

It is the job of the bookkeeper to record all transactions and keep accurate financial records. Bookkeepers often maintain the bills and receipts of the organization and in some cases they prepare payroll statements and check for errors by balancing accounts.

In general a bookkeeper with a smaller company serves many different functions including ordering supplies and obtaining bids on materials and production costs. In contrast a bookkeeper with a larger company is usually responsible for a more specific set of tasks. Strictly speaking individuals should have at least a high school degree or the equivalent to qualify for bookkeeper positions.

Much of the training is on-the-job although in some cases employees are expected or required to take classes to learn skills such as how to use specialized computer software. However there are bookkeeping jobs that require postsecondary education such as an associates degree in business and accounting.

A four-year bachelors degree is not always a requisite but individuals with this level of education may accept a bookkeeping position in a company in the hopes they will eventually qualify for a higher level position that requires more complex data management and financial data analysis.

The website Buzzle.com reports that salaries for bookkeeping jobs depend on the size of the company the range and nature of the tasks to be performed and any non-monetary benefits that a company gives its employees. The median annual salary for bookkeepers is $37235 with a range of approximately $32000 to $42000.

Common Names: Bookkeeper, Accountant, CPA, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk

Avg. Salary*: $37,000

Salary Range*: $32,000 - $42,000

Job Tasks:

  • Records monetary transactions.
  • Pays bills.
  • Keeps financial records.
  • Prepares payroll statements.

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