Accounting Technology/ Technician & Bookkeeping
CIP Code 52.0303
Accountants and auditors assemble, evaluate and check the accuracy of financial information. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks are responsible for developing and maintaining an organization’s financial records. They update and maintain accounting records, including those which tabulate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable, receivable; and, profit and loss. These individuals perform much of their work on computers, which are programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
Accountants prepare, classify, and summarize financial documents in order to provide valuable information to their clients. Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting services for corporations, governments, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. Management accountants record and analyze the financial information of the companies for which they work. Other duties include budgeting, cost management and performance evaluation. Internal auditors verify the accuracy of an organization’s records. They also check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud.
Bookkeeping clerks, who are usually found in small establishments, handle all aspects of financial transactions. They may also prepare bank deposits and balance receipts. Accounting clerks perform duties that are more specialized in nature, such as posting transactions, accounts receivable, or accounts payable. Other tasks may include reconciling computer reports with manually maintained journals. Auditing clerks verify the records of transactions that are posted by other workers. They may correct any errors themselves or note the problem and return the work for adjustment.
Computers and specialized accounting software allow clerks to post transactions and balance accounts electronically. Computers are rapidly changing the nature of accounting work. Special software packages greatly reduce the amount of time spent on tedious manual calculations.
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