Bookkeeper Job Description
This bookkeeper job description is a full list of tasks that fall within
the bookkeeping role.
One bookkeeper may not necessarily perform all of
these tasks because larger businesses will split them between two or
more bookkeepers, whereas the small business bookkeeper may be expected
to do the lot!
Some of these tasks will require extra training and several years of experience.
If you are looking to employ a bookkeeper, or need to upgrade the provision you have in place for your current bookkeeper/s you can download the Word version of this list (scroll down to bottom of page) which gives a lot more detail as found in our bookkeeper duties.
Keep in mind that this list is generic and needs to be adjusted to match the specific way in which your business operates, and in accordance with the expectations of your country’s tax department.
Bookkeeping students, take a look and see what you could be doing!
Research the tasks and decide what training you want to acquire to help increase your knowledge and skills which will allow you more flexibility in the job scene.
This list is roughly in order of beginner, intermediate and advanced, with beginner tasks listed first and advanced tasks listed near the end.