Bookkeeper Job Description

The Bookkeeper is an essential part of a successful business. The job description of a Bookkeeper differs depending on the industry, but there are some core duties that most Bookkeepers take on.

About the Bookkeeper Position

We’re seeking an experienced, reliable Bookkeeper to manage our company’s day-to-day financials. As a Bookkeeper, you’ll be responsible for keeping track of payments coming into and going out of the company, managing payroll, and supervising bank accounts.

Strong organizational skills are a must, as is a keen eye for detail. You’ll also need to be familiar with Bookkeeping software, such as Quickbooks, FreshBooks, or Xero.

Bookkeeper Responsibilities

  • Record day-to-day financial transactions, including payments going out and payments coming in
  • Maintain financial ledgers to present to management as needed or requested
  • Reconcile various taxes, bank accounts, and other company accounts at the end of each month
  • Process checks and payroll on a predetermined schedule
  • Manage tax documents and forms
  • Comply with any and all reporting regulations as required by state and federal law
  • Work alongside accountants as needed

Bookkeeper Requirements

  • Associate degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or similar field; BS preferred
  • [3+] years of experience as a Bookkeeper
  • Proficient with computer software, including Bookkeeping-specific software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multitasking skills
  • A strong eye for detail
  • Working knowledge of best accounting practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Bookkeeper?

A good Bookkeeper will be an excellent organizer who is great with numbers. As Bookkeepers are responsible for everything from managing financial records to keeping track of tax documents, strong multitasking skills are a must.

Who does a Bookkeeper report to?

A Bookkeeper typically reports to the head of a business or an office manager.

What is the salary range for a Bookkeeper?

The salary range for a Bookkeeper is $30,000 to $60,000.

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