Assistant bookkeepers help record all monetary transactions for their organization. This often requires using computer software to keep track of incoming and outgoing money, and some assistant bookkeepers might handle cash and checks as well. Assistant bookkeepers usually help prepare and deliver periodic reports on how the company's money is spent to help managers in their company make financial decisions. This professional's typical day consists of relevant bookkeeping tasks such as updating financial records, managing and balancing accounts, preparing checks for payroll and bills, and filling out forms related to financial matters. They might help with the company's tax forms during tax season as well.
Most assistant bookkeeping jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent, and some positions may require completion of a college-level accounting or bookkeeping course as well; there are also certification programs available for bookkeepers. Previous experience in a related role may be required or preferred, and assistant bookkeepers must also have knowledge of relevant computer programs, including spreadsheet and bookkeeping software. Assistant bookkeepers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although overtime may occasionally be required depending on their business' needs.
Assistant Bookkeeper Tasks
Produce client billing statements and invoices.
Ensure bills and invoices are paid on time.
Assist Bookkeeper in handling changes to accounting books and balances accounts.
Maintain bookkeeping records, copying and filing information as required.