What does a Bookkeeper do?

A Bookkeeper plays a critical role in maintaining accurate financial records and ensuring compliance with accounting standards. This position involves recording financial transactions, reconciling accounts, and assisting in financial reporting.

A Bookkeeper records and categorizes financial transactions and uses this information to create financial reports. Bookkeepers also reconcile bank statements, ensure compliance with tax laws, and prepare invoices for clients.

Bookkeeper Responsibilities

  • Accurately and efficiently record daily financial transactions.
  • Manage entries and reconciliations in the general ledger.
  • Oversee accounts receivable and accounts payable activities.
  • Create, process, and manage invoices, payments, and expense reports.
  • Reconcile credit card transactions and bank statements.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports and statements.
  • Adhere to established internal controls and protocols.
  • Assist in payroll processing and related tax documents.
  • Stay current with accounting regulations and standards.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of financial data.

Bookkeeper Qualifications

  • Certified Bookkeeper (CB) certification or QuickBooks certification preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of previous bookkeeping or accounting experience.
  • Understanding of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (QuickBooks, Xero, etc.).
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Attentive to detail and precise in data entry.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

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