Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work primarily in office settings, including within the accounting and payroll departments of organizations, to maintain various ledgers, review and deposit checks, and process accounts receivable, accounts payable, expense accounts, and revenue-related accounts.
These clerks may be responsible for analyzing accounts receivable aging reports and informing supervisors regarding delinquent accounts, and a high school diploma or equivalent may be a minimum requirement for this position while relevant experience is also necessary. Some employers may require certification from a college or trade school and provide on-the-job training to new employees. They may report to accountants or CPAs and must be able to use accounting software, such as QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office programs.
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may perform Excel spreadsheet data entry on a regular basis, as well as bank and account reconciliation, and must be able to multitask and pay close attention to detail. They should be able to work with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment, and may respond to questions from customers or internal clients via email or phone. Some may attend regular training classes as required by their employers.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, or Auditing Clerk Tasks
Process and validate incoming payments, enter data, and resolve discrepancies as they arise.
Provide general filing, clerical, and other help.
Make, track, and report deposits.
Create reports and audits, verify accuracy, and reconcile errors.