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Office Technology Schools

Office, Clerical, and Administration

Who verifies employee timesheets? Who helps reconcile company bank statements? Who prepares monthly expenditure reports? Accounting clerks are the ones who do these things.

Clerical accounting work handles specific routine accounting tasks that every company must take care of on an ongoing basis. Accounting clerks may prepare and issue invoices, bills, and account statements; process accounts receivable and accounts payable items; maintain databases and spreadsheets; compile statistics and reports; ensure correct payments; prepare bank deposits; record financial information; verify mathematical figures and invoices; process purchase orders; maintain vendor and supplier files; process payroll payments; pay a company’s insurance premiums; verify overtime calculations; monitor department budgets; or other tasks as needed by the company.

Accounting clerk education programs generally take one year to complete and include courses in accounting principles, economics, and software applications.

To work as an accounting clerk, you must be familiar with multiple bookkeeping systems and have good math skills.