Accounting Clerk Staffing Denver
Alternate Titles: Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payables Clerk, Bookkeeper, Account Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Account Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounting Associate
Accounting Clerks compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. They perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. Accounting Clerks may also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Entry-level accounting clerks post details of transactions, total accounts, and compute interest charges. They also may monitor loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date. More advanced accounting clerks may total, balance, and reconcile billing vouchers; ensure the completeness and accuracy of data on accounts; and code documents according to company procedures.
Accounting Clerks are employed in financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies, and businesses. In large organizations bookkeepers and Accounting Clerks are usually classified by job responsibility, such as Accounting Clerk I or Accounting Clerk II. Their job classification determines their responsibilities; job duties and salaries increase with higher job classifications. This can be a good-career choice if you like working with numbers, have good organizational skills, and have an aptitude for problem solving.
Education, Experience, & Certifications
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Prior industry experience or work-study experience helpful though not generally required
- Courses in background in business math, business writing, and communication
- Ability to perform calculations with speed and accuracy
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Good communication skills, organizational skills, and typing skills
- On the job training is usually available
Typical Duties May Include:
- Enter and verify transaction data and computing changes to accounts
- Post operating expenses to appropriate accounts
- Count cash receipts, maintaining a cash book or control record
- File and maintain clerical records and reporting pertinent information to accounting, bookkeeping, or operational managers
- Prepare and mail bills, invoices, or statements
- Record salaries, taxes paid, and benefits
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
- Record investment account activity
- More advanced clerks may review invoices and statements, and prepare reports for management. Other responsibilities may include auditing financial reports for accuracy and compliance with departmental, corporate, or government procedures
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