Accounting Business Careers

Accounting Clerk

Career description:

Accounting clerks use accounting practices procedures to support the financial operations of a business. Accounting clerks make sure the company’s daily accounting functions run accurately. Tasks include updating financial records, generating financial reports and reconciling bank statements, and using accounting software programs to process transactions related to the company’s business dealings, like accounts payable/receivable, expense receipts and cash transactions. 

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Reconciling daily balance sheets
  • Perform and monitor bank deposits and transfers
  • Gather and organize financial data for periodic audits
  • Track company credit card charges, including payment discrepancies, refunds, returns and miscellaneous charges
  • Maintain orderly financial filing systems
  • Perform monthly account reconciliation and prepare related reports for management
  • Track tax payments and compile information for tax filing
  • Assist with other accounting projects in the office as needed

Similar occupations:

Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk