Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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About the Job

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

It is also Called

  • Voucher Examiner
  • Voucher Clerk
  • Typing Bookkeeper
  • Trust Vault Clerk
  • Tonnage Compilation Clerk
  • Stock Transfer Clerk
  • Securities Clerk
  • Sales Audit Clerk
  • Safekeeping Clerk
  • Revenue Audit Clerk
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What They Do

  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting, or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  • Prepare trial balances of books.
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Calculate costs of materials, overhead, and other expenses, based on estimates, quotations and price lists.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms, and other government documents.
  • Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets.
  • Compare computer printouts to manually maintained journals to determine if they match.
  • Compile budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: C.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Preparation Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in California was $45,730 with most people making between $26,350 and $66,010

Outlook

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During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 192,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 188,600 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 1,880 replacement openings for approximately 1,880 total annual openings.