Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
SOC: 43-3031.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,760,300 employed

Projected (2024):
1,611,500 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Account Administrator
  • Account Clerk
  • Account Information Clerk
  • Account Receivable Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Accountant Assistant
  • Accountant Clerk
  • Accountant Helper
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Associate
  • Accounting Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Coordinator
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Representative
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable Administrator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Accounts Payable Representative
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Accounts Payables Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Advice Clerk
  • Amortization Clerk
  • Audit Clerk
  • Audit Control Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Auditor Sales
  • Balance Clerk
  • Bank Reconciliator
  • Billing Checker
  • Billing Clerk
  • Bond Clerk
  • Book Keeper
  • Booking Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeper and Clerk
  • Bookkeeper Assistant
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Budget Clerk
  • Budget Technician
  • Canceling and Cutting Control Clerk
  • Cash Accounting Clerk
  • Cash Register Balancer
  • Chart Calculator
  • Chart Changer
  • Chart Clerk
  • Chart Computer
  • Chart Picker
  • Chart Reader
  • Chart Snatcher
  • Check Clerk
  • Check Out Clerk
  • Check Processing Clerk
  • Chief Wheelage Clerk
  • Classification Analyst
  • Classification Control Clerk
  • Classifier
  • Clearing House Clerk
  • Clerk Analyst
  • Clerk and Bookkeeper
  • Clipman
  • Collateral and Safekeeping Clerk
  • Collateral Clerk
  • Collection Clerk
  • Commodity Loan Clerk
  • Computer Bookkeeper
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Accounting Clerk
  • Credit Card Clerk
  • Daily Sales Audit Clerk
  • Discount Clerk
  • Distribution Accounting Clerk
  • Dividend Deposit Voucher Clerk
  • Document Processor
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Coordinator
  • Escrow Agent
  • Escrow Closer
  • Export Clerk
  • Export Documents Clerk
  • Field Clerk
  • Figure Clerk
  • Financial Processing Clerk
  • Financial Recording Clerk
  • Fiscal Accounting Clerk
  • Fiscal Technician
  • Fixed Capital Clerk
  • Food and Beverage Controller
  • Foreclosure Clerk
  • Foreign Exchange Position Clerk
  • Full Charge Bookkeeper
  • General Ledger Bookkeeper
  • Hotel Auditor
  • Hotel Night Auditor
  • Import Export Clerk
  • Income Auditor
  • Journal Clerk
  • Ledger Clerk
  • Ledger Poster
  • Letter of Credit Clerk
  • Margin Clerk
  • Mortgage Accounting Clerk
  • Mortgage Loan Computation Clerk
  • Night Auditor
  • Office Manager
  • Office Work and Bookkeeper
  • Pari Mutuel Ticket Checker
  • Patient Account Representative
  • Patient Financial Service Representative
  • Payment Processor
  • Payroll Accounting Clerk
  • Posting Clerk
  • Price Checker
  • Price Clerk
  • Reconcilement Clerk
  • Reconciliation Analyst
  • Reconciliation Clerk
  • Remittance Clerk
  • Reserves Clerk
  • Returned Item Clerk
  • Revenue Audit Clerk
  • Sales Audit Clerk
  • Securities Clerk
  • Staff Accountant
  • Stock Transfer Clerk
  • Tonnage Compilation Clerk
  • Trust Vault Clerk
  • Typing and Bookkeeper
  • Typing Bookkeeper
  • Voucher Clerk
  • Voucher Examiner


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting, or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  • Code documents according to company procedures.
  • Access computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records.
  • Perform financial calculations, such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal.
  • Perform general office duties, such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
  • Compare computer printouts to manually maintained journals to determine if they match.
  • Reconcile records of bank transactions.
  • Prepare trial balances of books.
  • Monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
  • Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets.
  • Compile budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • Calculate costs of materials, overhead, and other expenses, based on estimates, quotations and price lists.
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms, and other government documents.
  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Compute deductions for income and social security taxes.
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Prepare and process payroll information.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Financial calculators
  • Image scanners
  • Ledger sheets
  • Notebook computers
  • Receipt books
  • Accounts payable software
  • Accounts receivable software
  • Accurate NXG
  • Accutrac software
  • AcornSystems Corporate Performance Management
  • ACS Technologies ACS FinancialSuite software
  • Activant Solutions Activant Prophet 21
  • AdaptaSoft CyberPay
  • ADP Pay eXpert
  • Advanced Management Systems (AMS) Winery Software
  • American HealthTech Financial
  • AMS Services AMS Sagitta
  • Asset management software
  • ATX Total Accounting Office
  • ATX Total Engagement Office
  • Auditing software
  • AuditWare software
  • Automation Counselors municiPAL
  • Best MIP Fund Accounting
  • BillingTracker software
  • Blackbaud The Financial Edge
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • BLS Software Invoice!
  • Business performance management BPM software
  • Cartesis ES Magnitude
  • CCIS AccountAbility
  • ComputerEase
  • Corporate Responsibility System Technologies Limited CRSTL Compliance Positioning System
  • Cost accounting software
  • CYMA IV Accounting for Windows
  • Data entry software
  • Document management system software
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Financial compliance software
  • Financial reporting software
  • Financial statement software
  • FlexiLedger software
  • FLS eDP.Payrolltax
  • Fund accounting software
  • General ledger software
  • HCSS HeavyBid
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
  • Heron CrossTie General Ledger
  • HMS software
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • IBM Notes
  • Infor Global Solutions Starbuilder
  • Intrax ProcedureNet
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Intuit Quicken software
  • JD Edwards software
  • Medical condition coding software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • MEDITECH software
  • MethodWare ProAudit Advisor
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • New Millennium Communications Genesis Accounting
  • OmniRIM software
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Paisley AutoAudit
  • Paisley Cardmap
  • Paisley Focus Control Assurance
  • Paisley IssueTrack
  • Paisley RiskNavigator
  • Payroll software
  • Pentana audit work system PAWS
  • PROPHIX Enterprise
  • Quicken Elite software
  • Records management software
  • Roundtable Software Advantage Accounting System
  • RSM McGladrey Advanced Practice Solutions Paperless Audit
  • RSM McGladrey Auditor Assistant
  • Sage 100 Contractor
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Sage ACT!
  • Sage MAS software
  • Sage Peachtree software
  • SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP software
  • Softrax Revenue Management
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Tax software
  • Tumbleweed SecureTransport
  • UA Business Software Professional Edition
  • Word processing software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330