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  • Classify, and record financial information
  • Check the accuracy of figures
  • Responsibilities involve following set procedures and routines

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Career Summary

BookeeperBookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks calculate and record fiscal accounts and reports to ensure that a company can refer back to the records as needed. They perform any combination of routine calculating. This includes account posting, verifying funds, reviewing receipts and checking invoices to complete primary financial data management. The also check the accuracy of figures and reports pertaining to business transactions recorded by other company representatives.

Normal tasks for bookkeepers include:

  • Preparing purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Compute deductions for income and social security taxes.
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the information.
  • Monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.

Most bookkeeper responsibilities involve following set procedures and routines set either by a financial department executive or by state and federal laws. Bookkeepers work with data and details instead of ideas and there is a distinguishing line of authority to follow.




Requires a degree in:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

Career Skills

  • Mathematics
  • Problem solving
  • Detail oriented
  • Critical thinking
  • Financial investigations
  • Following step by step directions

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