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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks - 43-3031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Payables Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Account Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Account Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Accounting Associate

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-3000 Financial Clerks
43-3030 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

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Tasks

  • Access computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts.
  • Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments.
  • Calculate costs of materials, overhead and other expenses, based on estimates, quotations and price lists.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Code documents according to company procedures.
  • Compare computer printouts to manually maintained journals to determine if they match.
  • Compile budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets.
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  • Complete and submit tax forms and returns, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms, and other government documents.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Compute deductions for income and social security taxes.
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information.
  • Monitor status of loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Perform financial calculations such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal.
  • Perform general office duties such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence.
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Prepare and process payroll information.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Prepare trial balances of books.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
  • Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records.
  • Reconcile records of bank transactions.
  • Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Calculate financial data.
  • Code data or other information.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • File documents or records.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Monitor financial information.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Storekeeper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Ship's Clerk (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Disbursing Afloat Automated Systems Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Resource Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Technician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Financial Specialist Clerk (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Administration (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Machine Accountant (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • NAF Audit Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Relational Supply Force Advanced Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Relational Supply Force Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Relational Supply Unit Advanced Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Relational Supply Unit Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Storekeeper (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Supply and Accounting (SUADPS R/T) Advanced Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Supply and Accounting (SUADPS R/T) Technical Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Supply Systems Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Account-Information Clerk
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Audit Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Clerk
  • Canceling and Cutting Control Clerk
  • Classification-Control Clerk
  • Clearing-House Clerk
  • Collection Clerk
  • Credit-Card Clerk
  • Distribution-Accounting Clerk
  • Dividend-Deposit-Voucher Clerk
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Coordinator
  • Fixed-Capital Clerk
  • Food-and-Beverage Controller
  • Foreign-Exchange-Position Clerk
  • General-Ledger Bookkeeper
  • Letter-of-Credit Clerk
  • Margin Clerk I
  • Mortgage-Accounting Clerk
  • Mortgage-Loan-Computation Clerk
  • Night Auditor
  • Parimutuel-Ticket Checker
  • Reserves Clerk
  • Returned-Item Clerk
  • Securities Clerk
  • Trust-Vault Clerk