Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-5.7% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Some college, no degree


What Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Do

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

Other Job Titles Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks May Have

Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Quality Assurance Coordinator ,

Capital One

I log in to my computer and check my email. I pull recorded calls from a server and start auditing while inputting the data into a database. Sometimes we have calibrations, team meeting, etc.

Associate account executive

A typical day involves reading risk control surveys, applying analytics on pricing accounts through loss history, expected profitability, etc. Conversing with agents on prospects, current insureds, and underwriting request for modifications of endorsements. I also have flexibility to choose what my typical day is, in that I can be in the office working at the computer all day, or I can set up meetings and be out with agents and insureds.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.

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