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Significant Points
accounting jobs as financial record-keepers careers including bookkeeping work, accounting employment, and auditing clerk jobs accounted for 2.1 million accounting jobs in financial services in 2008.

Nature of the Work
financial services workers update and maintain accounting records, calculate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss.

Working Conditions
most financial services jobs operate in an office environment.

Employment
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks held more than 2 million jobs in 2004. They are found in all industries and at all levels of government. Local government and the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry are among the individual industries employing the largest numbers of these clerks. A growing number work for employment services firms, the result of an increase in outsourcing of this occupation. About 1 out of 4 bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks worked part time in 2004.

Training
most accounting jobs require a high school degree at a minimum.

Other Qualifications

Advancement

Job Outlook
Employment in accounting bookkeeping, auditing is projected to grow by 10 percent during the 2008–18 decade, with about 212,400 new accounting jobs expected over the projections decade.

Earnings
In May 2008, the median annual wages of accounting professionals, bookeeping, and auditing employment were $32,510.

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Sources of Additional Information


For information on the Certified Bookkeeper designation, contact:
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, 6001 Montrose Rd., Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852. Internet:


http://www.aipb.org



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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos144.htm (visited July 05, 2006).


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