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Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

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.

Level

Annual Salary
Hourly Wage

Entry

$24,949
$11.99

Mean

$38,562
$18.52

Experienced

$45,368
$21.81

What Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks Do

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements and check financial records for accuracy.

Work Environment

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks work in offices and may do site visits. About one in four worked part time in 2014.

How to Become a Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk

Most bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Job Outlook

Employment of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks is projected to decline 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Technological change is expected to reduce demand for these workers.