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Career Details :: Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
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.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Evaluates records for accuracy of balances, postings, calculations, and other records pertaining to business or operating transactions and reconciles or notes discrepancies.
- Processes negotiable instruments such as checks and vouchers.
- Records financial transactions and other account information to update and maintain accounting records.
- Compiles reports and tables to show statistics related to cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss.
- Debits or credits accounts.
- Performs financial calculations such as amounts due, balances, discounts, equity, and principal.
- Complies with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Verifies balances and entries, calculations, and postings recorded by other workers.
- Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
- Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators
- Brokerage Clerks
- Loan Interviewers and Clerks
- Office Clerks, General
- Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
General Work Activities
- Processing Information
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Reading Comprehension
- Information Organization
- Problem Identification
- Information Gathering
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Degree of Automation