Bookkeepers record and assemble the day-to-day financial transactions of an organisation or company, consisting usually of sales, purchases, payments and receipts. They ensure all financial transactions are documented in the appropriate (day) book and general ledger, and that they are balanced out. Bookkeepers prepare the recorded books and ledgers with financial transactions for an accountant to then analyse balance sheets and income statements.

Alternative label

  • general bookkeeper

  • accounting technician

  • book-keeping clerk

  • accounts clerk

  • general-ledger bookkeeper

  • accounting technicians

  • book-keeper

  • accounting bookkeeper

  • account information clerk

  • accounting clerk

  • bookkeeping clerk

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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