How to Become a Bookkeeper

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What do I need to study to become a Bookkeeper?

Gain skills and core competencies to help you begin a career in accountancy or bookkeeping with this self-paced online FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping from MCI Institute. View course information
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If you've been considering a career in accounting, then this FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification from GROW Training Group will give you the skills and confidence you need to get started. View course information
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Looking to advance your business career or start your own bookkeeping or BAS agency? This FNS40222 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification from National Business Institute of Australia (NBIA) could be an ideal choice. View course information
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Definition of Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers are in charge of producing and maintaining financial records for a business or organisation, recording transactions, updating statements and verifying accuracy as well as generating financial statements and other reports for managers and supervisors.



Utilising specialised accounting software, spreadsheets and databases, Bookkeepers enter information from receipts and bills into computers in order to generate reports and collate data as well as often taking on additional responsibilities like invoicing, purchasing and payroll, requiring them to occasionally communicate with clients.



Some Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining an entire organisation’s accounts, known as the general ledger, while others operate as accounting clerks, handling specific tasks as part of a larger team. They prepare bank deposits, verify receipts, send payments and keep track of overdue accounts.

Career Outlook for Bookkeeper

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.

 

Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.