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