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.
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