Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
On the Job
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks work with numeric data in financial records. They may compute, classify, or record information. They also check to make sure numbers or calculations are correct.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Code data or other information.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Maintain inventory records.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
- Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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