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Bookkeeper Job Description Sample

Bookkeeper Job Description Sample

This Bookkeeper sample job description can be used to help you create a job advert that will attract candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Job Title: Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper Job Purpose:

Maintaining financial records, preparing tax returns, and overseeing the financial health of the company. Preparing financial statements for review by the company's accountant.

Bookkeeper Job Duties:

  • Recording financial transactions
  • Handling accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing tax forms
  • Managing profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • Paying regular bills for the company
  • Maintaining company ledgers
  • Handling client invoices by recording and approving or denying the payments
  • Appropriately coding payables to prepare them for the accountant's input later
  • Distributing money appropriately to various departments within the company
  • Invoicing deliveries and paying vendors for their goods and services
  • Maintaining office supplies by keeping an inventory and ordering new supplies as needed
  • Preparing purchase orders in accordance with requests for materials
  • Handling subsidiary accounts
  • Filing historical records and retrieving necessary documents as needed for others
  • Researching and complying with federal, state, and local requirements as they pertain to the company's operations and financial activities
  • Monitoring debt levels and ensuring compliance with debt covenants
  • Recording cash receipts and handling bank deposits
  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Preparing information for auditors
  • Keeping an annual company budget
  • Providing administrative and clerical support as needed
  • Additional bookkeeping duties as designated by management

Bookkeeper Skills and Qualifications:

Associate's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting, Work Experience, Knowledge of Accounting Principles, Organisation, Timeliness, Attention to Detail, Business Management Experience, Knowledge of Accounting Software, Data Entry Skills, Thoroughness, Confidentiality, Analysing Information, Problem Solving, Clerical Skills, Multitasking, Ability to Operate Basic Office Equipment, Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills, Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements, Professionalism, Notary Public a Plus


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