Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Account Clerk, Account Receivable Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Representative, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Fiscal Technician, Principal Accounts Clerk

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 5,260

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.6%)
  • Associate's degree (11.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (37.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.6%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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