Bookkeeper Job Description

A bookkeeper is a person responsible for recording and classifying financial transactions of the company using special accounting software such as QuickBooks, and ensuring that the records are accurate and in compliance with government regulations.

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Updated on:     
October 18, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Bookkeeper to join our team. We need someone who is organized and detail oriented to help us keep track of our finances. If you have experience with bookkeeping and accounting, we'd love to hear from you.

Bookkeeper Duties:

  • Maintain records for all financial transactions, including cash, receivables, payables, and bank reconciliations
  • Review cash receipts against invoices, prepare bank deposits, and reconcile bank accounts to the general ledger
  • Maintain accounting records and files for audit purposes
  • Oversee payroll processing, including preparation of payroll checks
  • Procure supplies, office equipment, and supplies
  • Maintain employee records, including time sheets, scheduling, and recruiting
  • Manage petty cash
  • Process payroll, including calculating payroll taxes, filing forms, and delivering paycheck stubs to employees
  • Prepare accurate financial statements
  • Create bank reconciliation statements

Bookkeeper Responsibilities:

  • Manage the accounting department and supervise the accounting staff
  • Maintain and update general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable systems
  • Record general ledger entries, including receipt and payment of cash, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable
  • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable aging reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual
  • Prepare annual financial statements for audit
  • Maintain and reconcile bank accounts and prepare monthly bank reconciliation
  • Maintain inventory of all fixed assets
  • Maintain accurate records of fixed assets
  • Perform bank reconciliations monthly
  • Maintain bank deposit slips and monthly bank activity reports
  • Maintain general ledger and accounts payable records, including receipt and payment of cash, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • At least 2+ years’ bookkeeping experience, including at least 2 years of audit experience
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.