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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 5,630

Projected Annual Job Openings: 120

Typical Hourly Wage: $20.41 - $30.17

Typical Annual Salary: $42,400 - $62,700

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Prepare trial balances of books.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Ledger paper
  • Notebook computers
  • Receipts or receipt books
  • Scanners

  • Accounting software
  • Compliance software
  • Document management software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Financial analysis software

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