Bookkeeper job description guide

Bookkeeper Salary Guide

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Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining an organisation's key accounting records, known as ledgers. Day-to-day activities include recording transactions such as income and outgoings, and posting them to various accounts. Being a broad and varied role, a Bookkeeper job description should emphasise the need for a strong sense of time management and organisational skills, and with exposure to many aspects of the accounting function it can be a stepping stone to a more senior or specialised accounting role.

Bookkeeper duties and responsibilities of the job

A Bookkeeper is like the engine room of an accounting team, maintaining a variety of ledgers used to produce key financial reports. A Bookkeeper job description should express the need for a candidate who is organised, and who loves numbers and accounting information.

A Bookkeeper job description generally includes:

  • Recording transactions such as income and outgoings, and posting them to various accounts
  • Processing payments
  • Conducting daily banking activities
  • Producing various financial reports
  • Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements.

Bookkeeper job qualifications and requirements

To become a Bookkeeper, you can be qualified by experience or complete a Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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