Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper Job Description:

Candidates for bookkeeping positions should have solid communication, organizational and customer service skills. Demands for technology expertise vary by company but may include proficiency with such applications as Microsoft Excel or QuickBooks. A high school diploma or equivalent is expected. Businesses often seek at least three years’ experience, although requirements differ significantly by firm. 

Typical Duties of a Bookkeeper:

  • Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable 
  • Managing bank reconciliations and payroll processing 
  • Posting journal entries 

Full-charge bookkeeper

Full-charge bookkeeper job description

Full-charge bookkeepers need to be self-starters who are able to multitask effectively. Strong communication, organizational and customer service skills are essential. Demands for technology expertise vary by company but may include proficiency with such applications as Microsoft Excel or QuickBooks. Businesses often seek candidates with at least five years’ experience, although expectations differ significantly by firm. 

Typical Duties of a Full-Charge Bookkeeper:

  • Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable 
  • Managing bank and general ledger reconciliations, as well as payroll processing 
  • Performing month-end closings 
  • Tracking fixed assets and preparing depreciation schedules 
  • Supervising accounting clerks and junior bookkeepers 
  • Preparing the trial balance 

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