How to Get a Job as a Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Audit Clerk
Prior experience and certification only increase your chances for landing a job. But where you pursue employment is important, too. Larger corporations with a larger financial staff may not require as much past experience or formal training. But many smaller businesses, those with 25 employees or less, are searching for candidates who can have an immediate impact and require little to no on-the-job-training.
What is the Job Like?
In an economy filled with part-time jobs, bookkeeping, accounting, and audit clerks are working full-time hours. If you work for a restaurant, hotel, or store, expect lengthier hours in the office during holidays and the vacation season. But the strains associated with the job are light. “It’s a good life. It’s not real demanding,” Bybee explains of the day-to-day routine. However, with the lighter burden comes lighter pay. Still, growing from a junior bookkeeper to senior bookkeeper to a full-charge bookkeeper leaves room for some career advancement. For a more lucrative salary, consider getting an accountant degree or becoming a certified public accountant.