Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $15.59/hr
Median: $18.90/hr
Experienced: $23.36/hr

Current Employment
3,682 (2019)

Projected Employment
3,484 (2030)

Growth for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019 - 2030)% Change (2019 - 2030)

Industries Employing Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Local Government, Excluding Education Hospitals1544.2%1%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices1484%2.9%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools1373.7%1.5%
Religious Organizations1323.6%3%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service1273.5%0.7%

Occupational Skills

  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.