CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. 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.
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.
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.
Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
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.
Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information.
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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ACS Technologies ACS FinancialSuite software Accounting software
ADP Pay eXpert Time accounting software
AMS Services AMS Sagitta Enterprise resource planning ERP software
ATX Total Accounting Office Accounting software
ATX Total Engagement Office Accounting software
Accounting software Accounting software
Accounts payable software Accounting software
Accounts receivable software Accounting software
Accurate NXG Accounting software
Accutrac software Document management software
AcornSystems Corporate Performance Management Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Activant Solutions Activant Prophet 21 Accounting software
AdaptaSoft CyberPay Accounting software
Advanced Management Systems (AMS) Winery Software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
American HealthTech Financial Accounting software
Asset management software Accounting software
AuditWare software Financial analysis software
Auditing software Financial analysis software
Automation Counselors municiPAL Accounting software
BLS Software Invoice! Accounting software
Best MIP Fund Accounting Accounting software
BillingTracker software Accounting software
Blackbaud The Financial Edge Accounting software
Business Objects Data Integrator Enterprise application integration software
Business performance management BPM software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
CCIS AccountAbility Accounting software
CYMA IV Accounting for Windows Accounting software
Cartesis ES Magnitude Enterprise resource planning ERP software
ComputerEase Accounting software
Corporate Responsibility System Technologies Limited CRSTL Compliance Positioning System Compliance software
Cost accounting software Accounting software
Database software Data base user interface and query software
Document management system software Document management software
FLS eDP.Payrolltax Compliance software
Financial compliance software Compliance software
Financial reporting software Accounting software
Financial statement software Accounting software
FlexiLedger software Accounting software
Fund accounting software Accounting software
General ledger software Accounting software
HCSS HeavyBid Project management software
HCSS HeavyJob Project management software
Heron CrossTie General Ledger Accounting software
Intrax ProcedureNet Compliance software
Intuit QuickBooks software Accounting software
Intuit Quicken software Accounting software
MethodWare ProAudit Advisor Financial analysis software
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Great Plains software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
New Millennium Communications Genesis Accounting Accounting software
OmniRIM software Document management software
PROPHIX Enterprise Accounting software
Paisley AutoAudit Financial analysis software
Paisley Cardmap Compliance software
Paisley Focus Control Assurance Compliance software
Paisley IssueTrack Financial analysis software
Paisley RiskNavigator Compliance software
Payroll software Time accounting software
Pentana audit work system PAWS Financial analysis software
Quicken Elite software Accounting software
RSM McGladrey Advanced Practice Solutions Paperless Audit Financial analysis software
RSM McGladrey Auditor Assistant Financial analysis software
Records management software Document management software
Roundtable Software Advantage Accounting System Accounting software
SAP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Sage MAS software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Sage Master Builder Project management software
Sage Peachtree software Accounting software
Softrax Revenue Management Accounting software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Tumbleweed SecureTransport Transaction server software
UA Business Software Professional Edition Accounting software
Word processing software Word processing software
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Financial calculators Calculators or accessories
Image scanners Scanners
Ledger sheets Ledger paper
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Receipt books Receipts or receipt books
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
Alternate Job Title(s)
Account Administrator
Account Clerk
Account Information Clerk
Account Receivable Clerk
Accountant Assistant
Accountant Clerk
Accountant Helper
Accounting Analyst
Accounting Assistant
Accounting Associate
Accounting Bookkeeper
Accounting Clerk
Accounting Manager
Accounting Representative
Accounting Specialist
Accounting Technician
Accounts Payable Administrator
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Accounts Payable Manager
Accounts Payable Representative
Accounts Payable Specialist
Accounts Payables Clerk
Accounts Receivable Assistant
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Advice Clerk
Amortization Clerk
Audit Clerk
Audit Control Clerk
Auditing Clerk
Auditor Sales
Balance Clerk
Bank Reconciliator
Billing Checker
Billing Clerk
Bond Clerk
Book Keeper
Booking Clerk
Bookkeeper Assistant
Bookkeeper and Clerk
Bookkeeping Clerk
Budget Clerk
Budget Technician
Canceling and Cutting Control Clerk
Cash Accounting Clerk
Cash Register Balancer
Chart Calculator
Chart Changer
Chart Clerk
Chart Computer
Chart Picker
Chart Reader
Chart Snatcher
Check Clerk
Check Out Clerk
Check Processing Clerk
Chief Wheelage Clerk
Classification Analyst
Classification Control Clerk
Clearing House Clerk
Clerk Analyst
Clerk and Bookkeeper
Collateral Clerk
Collateral and Safekeeping Clerk
Collection Clerk
Commodity Loan Clerk
Computer Bookkeeper
Cost Accountant
Cost Accounting Clerk
Credit Card Clerk
Daily Sales Audit Clerk
Discount Clerk
Distribution Accounting Clerk
Dividend Deposit Voucher Clerk
Document Processor
Electronic Funds Transfer Coordinator
Escrow Agent
Escrow Closer
Export Clerk
Export Documents Clerk
Field Clerk
Figure Clerk
Financial Processing Clerk
Financial Recording Clerk
Fiscal Accounting Clerk
Fiscal Technician
Fixed Capital Clerk
Food and Beverage Controller
Foreclosure Clerk
Foreign Exchange Position Clerk
Full Charge Bookkeeper
General Ledger Bookkeeper
Hotel Auditor
Hotel Night Auditor
Import Export Clerk
Income Auditor
Journal Clerk
Ledger Clerk
Ledger Poster
Letter of Credit Clerk
Margin Clerk
Mortgage Accounting Clerk
Mortgage Loan Computation Clerk
Night Auditor
Office Manager
Office Work and Bookkeeper
Pari Mutuel Ticket Checker
Patient Account Representative
Patient Financial Service Representative
Payment Processor
Payroll Accounting Clerk
Posting Clerk
Price Checker
Price Clerk
Reconcilement Clerk
Reconciliation Analyst
Reconciliation Clerk
Remittance Clerk
Reserves Clerk
Returned Item Clerk
Revenue Audit Clerk
Sales Audit Clerk
Securities Clerk
Staff Accountant
Stock Transfer Clerk
Tonnage Compilation Clerk
Trust Vault Clerk
Typing Bookkeeper
Typing and Bookkeeper
Voucher Clerk
Voucher Examiner
CompGeo Occupation Group: Finance
Job Family: Clerical - Accounting
Benchmark Title: Bookkeeping/Accounting/Audit Clerks - All Levels Combined
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