Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers handle client’s financial activities by overseeing, recording and facilitating incoming and outgoing payments. They help to ensure their client’s financial health and stability.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Creating and filing financial reports

  • Updating and reviewing financial records

  • Editing and writing budgets

  • Managing employee payroll

  • Alerting their client to any financial discrepancies

  • Monitoring accounts payable and receivable

National average salary: $18.22 per hour

Read more: Learn About Being a Bookkeeper

Having a strong bookkeeper resume is an essential part of your job search. In this article, we will provide you with two bookkeeper resume examples and best practices for creating your own resume.

Resume samples (1/2)

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Sofia Flores
Tulsa OK | (123) 456-7891 | sflores@email.com
Summary
Attentive Bookkeeper with 3+ years of experience maintaining strict organization, managing accounts, and reducing outstanding debt. Strives to maximize business profitability while building strong relationships with clients and vendors.
Education
GREEN VALLEY STATE
Jan '11-May '14
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Experience
TRADELOT, Bookkeeper
Jul '19 - Current
  • Oversee accounts receivable and payable for 200-unit rental property
  • Instituted system to pull aging reports at more frequent intervals, quickly identifying and routinely tracking delinquent accounts, which reduced monthly outstanding debt by 50%
  • Develop positive relations with vendors and tenants, addressing account inquiries as needed
  • Track and update tax and insurance documentation for 40+ vendors
RETAIL OCEAN, Bookkeeper
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Performed weekly reconciliations for 3 bank accounts, ensuring accurate records and identifying inconsistencies
  • Generated reports, including income statements and balance sheets
  • Prepared and delivered bank deposits totaling ~$65K each
Skills
  • Microsoft Office & QuickBooks
  • Payment Processing

Resume samples

Sofia Flores
Tulsa OK | (123) 456-7891 | sflores@email.com
Summary
Attentive Bookkeeper with 3+ years of experience maintaining strict organization, managing accounts, and reducing outstanding debt. Strives to maximize business profitability while building strong relationships with clients and vendors.
Education
GREEN VALLEY STATE
Jan '11-May '14
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Experience
TRADELOT, Bookkeeper
Jul '19 - Current
  • Oversee accounts receivable and payable for 200-unit rental property
  • Instituted system to pull aging reports at more frequent intervals, quickly identifying and routinely tracking delinquent accounts, which reduced monthly outstanding debt by 50%
  • Develop positive relations with vendors and tenants, addressing account inquiries as needed
  • Track and update tax and insurance documentation for 40+ vendors
RETAIL OCEAN, Bookkeeper
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Performed weekly reconciliations for 3 bank accounts, ensuring accurate records and identifying inconsistencies
  • Generated reports, including income statements and balance sheets
  • Prepared and delivered bank deposits totaling ~$65K each
Skills
  • Microsoft Office & QuickBooks
  • Payment Processing
Malik Rabb
Amarillo TX | (123) 456-7891 | mrabb@email.com
Summary
Analytical Bookkeeper with 15+ years of experience managing and evaluating financial accounts to help guide businesses towards success. Proven record of reducing financial risk and boosting profits.
Education
HAWAII WESTERN
Jan '97-May '01
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Experience
TRADE LOT, Bookkeeper
Jul '19 - Current
  • Manage accounts receivable and payable for main office and 4 satellite offices
  • Generate aging reports and contact 30+ clients on weekly basis to collect payment, reducing outstanding debt 60% in 4 months
  • Evaluate past revenue and expenses to create quarterly financial forecast reports, which helped predict a major potential risk that saved $40K
CRANE & JENKINS, Bookkeeper
Aug '15 - Jul '19
  • Processed payroll for 30+ employees and generated reports, including leave, earning, and financial statements
  • Increased bank reconciliation frequency from monthly to weekly, quickly discovering uncleared checks and contacting payer for resolve
  • Accurately posted transactions to ledger accounts
Certifications
  • Certified Public Bookkeeper
Skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

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