What do they do?

Compute, classify and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform 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.

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  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.

Basic Skills
Reading Comprehension
Active Listening
Speaking

Technical Skills
Operation Monitoring
Operations Analysis

Social Skills
Social Perceptiveness
Coordination
Service Orientation

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

  • Salary range: $20,000-$100,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: High school degree for entry, with bachelor’s degree and professional certification for advancement.
  • Possible career path: Accounting Clerk > Certified Public Accountant > SEnior Accountant > Financial Controller > Chief Financial Officer

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