How to Get an Accounting Clerk Certificate Online

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    Do you have an interest in math, details and office work? If your answer is yes, then an accounting clerk job may be just for you.

    The growth of the economy and expansion of businesses in their operations will result in an increase in the need for more of this profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Studies (BLS), there will be 204, 600 jobs available for accounting clerks until 2022.

    Accounting clerks are employed in accounting firms, banks, businesses with finance and accounting departments and government agencies.

    Job duties as reported by the BLS typically include:

    • Use of bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
    • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
    • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
    • Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
    • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
    • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
    • Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

    Most accounting clerks have a high school diploma and have on the job training. However, an accounting clerk education will give an edge among other job applicants. With the developments in distance education, accounting clerk training online is available for those who wish to pursue this career.

    Training programs will include courses in corporate communication, accounting software like QuickBooks, basic accounting skills, creation of financial documents and Microsoft Office programs. These are taught by experts in the industry and are generally flexible and self-paced.

    The BLS reports that median annual salary of an accounting clerk can amount to $35,170.00 in 2012. The top 10 percent in the field earned more than $54,310.00 while the lower 10 percent made $21,610.

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