Bookkeeping and accounting clerks document and record financial data. This information is used for reports, research, financial statements and payroll.
In smaller offices, bookkeepers handle all finances, prepare deposits, record income and expenses, reconcile bank accounts and prepare reports. In larger accounting departments, bookkeepers may specialize in entry-level accounting, monitoring of loans, handling accounts payable and receivables, or payroll. Auditing clerks verify the records that other workers enter and correct errors made by others.
Bookkeepers and accounting clerks use computing software and computerized spreadsheets to track and compute accounting records, and word-processing software to respond to customers.