Career as a Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk


Summary

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks task is to 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.

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

The duties of Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks typically includes to use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases, enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software, receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers, put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account. They also produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account and check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports. They also reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records.

Work Environment

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work in offices and may do site visits. Bookkeepers who work for multiple firms may visit their clients places of business. They often work alone, but sometimes they collaborate with accountants, managers, and auditing clerks from other departments. Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work full time. They may work additional hours to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, during tax time, or when monthly or yearly accounting audits are done.

Entry Level Education

Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degrees in Finance, Business or Accounting.

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