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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
(SOC Code : 43-3031)
in California

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.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20171st Qtr$22.45$16.88$21.63$27.18

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 2024192,000188,600-3,400-1.81,880

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 21,4736.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9983.8%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting7,6092.9%
Office Administrative Services 1,7142.6%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 18,0072.2%
Activities Related to Real Estate 5,6112.1%
Building Equipment Contractors 26,1151.8%
Employment Services 5,4151.7%
Legal Services 45,9461.7%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support29,2141.6%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 2,0051.5%
Offices of Physicians 43,5631.5%
Religious Organizations 24,2071.4%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,4941.3%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,4591.3%
Grocery Stores 14,8721.3%
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,3911.2%
Automobile Dealers 7,2211.2%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services9,0581.1%
Architectural and Engineering Services 19,9981.1%
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 37,7841.1%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 5,3021.0%
Residential Building Construction 22,4021.0%
Accommodation 10,9231.0%
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 34,6991.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
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.
Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.
Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
Code documents according to company 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.
Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve 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.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Accounting Clerks; Accounts Payables Clerks; Accounting Assistants; Bookkeepers; Accounts Receivable Clerks; Accounting Associates; Fiscal Technicians; Accounting Representatives; Accounting Technicians, and Audit Clerks
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