Bookkeepers record and put together summaries of the financial transactions of a business or other organisation for management purposes.
Duties & Tasks
Bookkeepers may perform the following tasks:receive and record invoices and arrange payment
prepare and send invoices to debtors
check and process loan applications
calculate and distribute wages and salaries
prepare regular reports and summaries of accounting activities
prepare financial statements and debtors' listings
check customers' credit ratings
verify recorded transactions and report irregularities to management
prepare reconciliations of accounts.
In larger organisations, a bookkeeper's duties may be divided among a number of different positions.
aptitude for working with numbers
good organisational skills
able to work as part of a team
able to meet deadlines
good communication skills.