A bookkeeper is a financial professional responsible for recording and maintaining the financial transactions of a business or organization. Bookkeepers play a crucial role in accurately organizing and managing the financial data, ensuring that the company’s financial records are up-to-date and reliable.
The duties of a bookkeeper may include:
Recording Transactions: Recording financial transactions, such as sales, purchases, receipts, and payments, in the appropriate accounting software or ledger.
Managing Accounts: Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring that invoices are processed, payments are received, and bills are paid on time.
Bank Reconciliation: Reconciling bank statements with the company’s financial records to ensure accuracy and identify any discrepancies.
Payroll Processing: Calculating and processing employee salaries, deductions, and taxes, and ensuring that payroll is accurately recorded.
Financial Reporting: Generating financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to provide insights into the company’s financial performance.
Maintaining Records: Organizing and maintaining financial records and supporting documents for easy retrieval and reference.
Tax Preparation: Assisting with the preparation of tax returns and providing financial information to accountants or tax professionals.
Budgeting Support: Assisting in the creation and management of budgets to help monitor and control expenses.
Inventory Management: Recording and tracking inventory levels and assisting in inventory reconciliation.
Ensuring Compliance: Ensuring that the financial transactions and records comply with relevant accounting principles, regulations, and company policies.
- Calculate and prepare cheques for payroll
- Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
- Maintain general ledgers and financial statements
- Post journal entries
- Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports
- Prepare trial balance of books
- Reconcile accounts
25.00 hourly / 30 hours per week
Permanent employmentFull time
Day, Evening, Morning
Starts as soon as possible
- Bachelor’s degree
1 year to less than 2 years
Who can apply to this job?
The employer accepts applications from:
- Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
- Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.
How to apply
Here is what you must include in your application:
- Cover letter
This job posting includes screening questions. Please answer the following questions when applying:
- Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
Bookkeepers may work in various industries and organizations, ranging from small businesses and startups to large corporations and non-profit organizations. They may work independently or as part of an accounting or finance team.
While a formal education is not always a requirement for a bookkeeping position, many employers prefer candidates with at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, some bookkeepers may have completed coursework or obtained certification in bookkeeping or accounting, such as Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation. Bookkeepers should have strong organizational and numerical skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in accounting software and spreadsheet applications.
It’s important to note that the role of a bookkeeper is distinct from that of an accountant. While bookkeepers handle the day-to-day recording of financial transactions, accountants typically focus on analyzing financial data, preparing financial statements, and providing financial advice and strategic planning for the organization.