Bookkeeper job description template

This Bookkeeper job description template includes the list of most important Bookkeeper 's duties and responsibilities. It is customizable and ready to post to job boards. Use it to save time, attract qualified candidates and hire the best employees.

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Bookkeeper job description template

Bookkeeper job profile

Bookkeepers are generally responsible for developing and system to account for financial transactions. They do so by establishing charts of accounts and defining bookkeeping policies and procedures.

In addition, they are responsible for maintaining subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions, as well as balancing subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.

In order to attract a Bookkeeper that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Bookkeeper job description.    

Bookkeeper job description

We are looking for a skilled bookkeeper to join our team! As a Bookkeeper, you will be responsible for recording all financial transactions, including purchases, sales, receipts and payments.

Your job will include regular posting of information to accounting journals/software and reconciling accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Bookkeeper duties and responsibilities 

  • Record day to day financial transactions
  • Complete the posting process
  • Enter data, maintain records and lunch reports and financial statements
  • Verify that transactions are recorded in the correct daybook, suppliers ledger, customer ledger, general ledger and other ledgers
  • Complete all the tax forms
  • Bring all the books to the trial balance stage
  • Process accounts receivable/payable and accurately handle payroll in a timely manner

Bookkeeper requirements and qualifications

  • X years of experience as a Bookkeeper
  • Good understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and proprietary software
  • Ability to calculate, post and manage accounting and finance records
  • Proficiency in English and in MS Office
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills

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