Career outlook for bookkeeper
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Keeping a record of incoming and outgoing money is vital in any business. As a bookkeeper, you’d be responsible for doing just that.
In this job, you’d oversee a client or company’s financial data by keeping track of their accounts. You’d record payments received, invoices, payroll and transactions. It’s important to be thorough, accurate and pay great attention to detail as any mistakes could have a huge impact on the account balance.
You’d liaise with your clients to set budgets and keep them up to date with their accounts. You might also meet with their suppliers and the bank when needed.
Using accountancy software and spreadsheets, you’d likely work on a computer to update and maintain financial records.
What you might do:
- Record client payments, invoices or transactions on an electronic database
- Balance accounts and manage budgets on a daily or weekly basis
- Oversee company payroll systems
- File relevant documentation
- Liaise with clients, suppliers and banks
- Work with accountants to handle VAT returns
- Make copies of receipts and other important documents for reference
- Summarise information and producing reports to analyse data
- Maintain any petty cash
UK employment status
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- Building relationships
- Working with technology
- Written communication
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Time management
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