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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Bookkeeper field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33916Accounting SpecialistFemale43 $31,000Mason, OH01/01/2010
33930Financial SecretaryFemale37 $24,000Oxford, MS01/01/2010
33903AccountingFemale22 $21,000El Portal, NY01/01/2010
33883Self-Employed BookkeeperFemale37 $80,000Roosevelt, NY01/01/2010
33765BookkeeperFemale33 $55,000BOLINGBROOK, IL01/01/2010

Overview

The success or failure of a company depends on its financial health. Businesses of all sizes rely on bookkeepers to maintain and track the company?s financial records. This job is a great fit for anyone who enjoys working with numbers and excels at organizing important figures and documents.

As a bookkeeper, you are responsible for monitoring the financial health of a company. This job typically requires many hours spent working on a computer to check the accuracy of financial reports and figures. You?ll need to track every cent that goes in and out of the company by creating and receiving invoices and filing receipts. Bookkeepers also work on the annual budget for companies and help with taxes.

To start your career as a bookkeeper, you?ll need to earn an associate?s degree and have a solid grasp of advanced math. Good degrees for this career include accounting and business. You can also earn optional certification to give you access to more employment opportunities. To become a certified bookkeeper, you must have at least two years of work experience before you can take the test.

If the idea of serving as a company?s financial guardian appeals to you, consider learning more about this career. Read the career profiles we?ve gathered below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a bookkeeper. Through one-on-one interviews with experienced bookkeepers, we give you the inside scoop.


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