ACCOUNTING & AUDITING CLERKS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk

JOB TASKS

  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.

  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.

  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.

  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $23.85/hr. – $49,610 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Decline (-1% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 162,100

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Certificate after high school, related on-the-job experience, or an Associate’s Degree

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