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What is a bookkeeper?

Bookkeeping is the recording of all financial transactions undertaken by an individual or organization. Bookkeepers compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. They perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. They may also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, " Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy."

Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is expected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, as fast as the average of all occupations. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, there will be greater demand for these workers to maintain books and provide accounting services.  Both private and public businesses and organizations need bookkeeping clerks in order to maintain their financial records.

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Department Chair: Crystal Kallik