Handle money-related paperwork for a company.
What does a Bookkeeper do?
A bookkeeper provides financial and organizational support to a business. Bookkeepers handle most of the financial paperwork that flows through the office. As a bookkeeper, invoices, bills, checks, deposit slips, and payroll sheets land on your desk. You organize, file, process, and respond to them all.
You issue invoices (bills) to customers and follow up with debt collection as necessary. Once you receive payment, you balance the ledger and prepare the bank deposit.
Bills for goods and services provided to the company are routed to you. After verifying their accuracy, you issue checks to suppliers, utility companies, and other vendors.
Monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, or annually, you prepare reports, issue payroll checks, and work in conjunction with an accountant to provide required tax documents.
While the day-to-day of your job has you completing all these tasks and more, your skills go beyond the physical paper-pushing. You understand how all those documents affect the business’s bottom line. You look for ways to save money and use software to prepare financial plans. By evaluating cash-flow analyses, you offer suggestions for improved efficiency and cost savings. This is done in small ways such as realizing that toilet paper is cheaper in bulk, or on a grander scale through identifying the company’s significant payroll savings by closing the office doors an hour earlier each day.
Through your dedication to accuracy and knowledge of how the business functions, you provide valuable insight into ways the company can make larger profits, reach more people, or create less waste.