North Kingstown, RI
Kaman & Cusimano, LLC
Thomas, Edwards Group
San Francisco, CA
Empire Home Remodeling
$18 - $22 / Per hour
Trinity Luthern Church
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A & H Metals, Inc.
$50000 - $60000 / Per year
POTTSTOWN CEMETERY ASSOC.
Bookkeeping Jobs Overview
Every successful business and organization must maintain a budget. That includes knowing where revenue is coming in and where expenses are paid to. Skilled bookkeepers play a vital role in keeping track of budgets and maintaining records of each business transaction. Companies rely on bookkeepers so they can meet revenue goals and cut costs where needed. There are tons of bookkeeping jobs available to job seekers who have exceptional math skills, data-entry skills, and a willingness to learn.
As a bookkeeper, you'll be responsible for ensuring that financial data and documents get stored properly. This includes payments from customers, company expenses, revenue, and payroll. You'll use bookkeeping software, spreadsheets, and databases to enter records and retrieve them when necessary. Additionally, you'll analyze financial data to create financial statements and reports. You may work for a financial institution, insurance company, corporation, government office, or private enterprise.
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Bookkeeper Training and Skills
While some bookkeepers have only a high school diploma and on-the-job training, many have postsecondary education. In fact, at least an associate degree in bookkeeping or a related field is required by many employers. If you don't have postsecondary education or just want to boost your employability, getting certified is the best option. The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers offers the Certified Bookkeeper designation.
On-the-job training takes around six months to complete and is conducted under the guidance of a supervisor or seasoned employee. It often includes double-entry bookkeeping (entering transactions twice), managing payroll, tracking revenue and costs, creating financial reports, and using bookkeeping software such as QuickBooks, Wave Accounting, or Xero.
The primary skills and qualities employers look for in bookkeepers include:
- Good math and problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Computer skills and the ability to use bookkeeping software and spreadsheets.
- Integrity when managing financial data, documentation, and records.
See Monster's bookkeeper job description sample to get a better idea of what employers are looking for.
Update Your Bookkeeper Resume
When applying for a bookkeeping job, make sure you show employers a full account of your skills and credentials. Monster's bookkeeper resume sample provides a solid example of how to write and format a resume that gets results. You should also briefly introduce your skills, experience, and passion for bookkeeping with a well-written cover letter. Our bookkeeper cover letter sample will show you how to format your cover letter and use bullet points to highlight your skills.
Interviewing for a Bookkeeping Job
When interviewing you, employers want to find out if you can be trusted to keep track of data, records, and accounts. They also want to know that you can meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Sounds nerve-wracking right? Prepare yourself ahead of time by reading Monster's list of commonly asked bookkeeper interview questions. You may encounter such questions as:
- What previous experience do you have as a bookkeeper?
- What were your primary responsibilities at your last job?
- Tell us about your skills with computers, bookkeeping software, and databases.
- What do you consider your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
- Why do you want to work for us?
How Much Do Bookkeeping Jobs Pay?
Bookkeepers in the U.S. earn a median yearly salary of $42,779. Pay often varies by location and experience level. For example, bookkeepers make a median of $48,746 in New York City and $40,249 in Miami, FL. Additionally, the lowest-earning bookkeepers make a median of $34,762, while the top earners make $51,879. Find out for yourself by entering your job title and location into Monster's Salary Calculator. Here, you'll also find a list of high-demand locations, salaries for related jobs, and potential next steps in your career.
Ready to Apply for Bookkeeping Jobs? Monster Can Help
Now that you have the credentials employers are looking for, it's time to apply for the right bookkeeping position. First, set up your profile for free at Monster and upload your resume. We'll help job recruiters find you and keep you updated on new job postings.