Accounts clerks keep accurate financial records, and check and help prepare accounts for all types of businesses. They can also be known as finance clerks or book-keepers.
In larger organisations, they may specialise in one area of accounting like sales or purchase ledger, payroll or credit control. They also often provide administrative support to professional accountants. Bookkeeping for small businesses combine these roles, and may also bank takings and balance petty cash.
Bookkeeping can vary widely according to levels of responsibility and experience, and whether they specialise in one area or perform wider accounting duties, but the work typically includes:
Most accounts clerks work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They may need to work extra hours at busy times. In some organisations flexi-time may be in operation.
There are opportunities for part-time work and job sharing. Temporary work is often available.
To be an accounts clerk you should:
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International Association of Book-Keepers (IAB)
44 London Road
Tel: 01732 458080
Institute of Certified Book-keepers (ICB)
12 St James' Square
Tel: 0845 060 2345
Financial Services Skills Council
51 Gresham Street
Tel: 020 7216 7366