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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

Job Information

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.


  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks held about 2.1 million jobs in 2008 and are employed in nearly every industry.
  • A high school degree is the minimum requirement; however, postsecondary education is increasingly important, and an associate degree in business or accounting is required for some positions.
  • The large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $34,740/yr ($17.37/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma