Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerk

Median Annual Wage

$41,730 or $20.06/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

5,380
North Carolina
21
% Certificate
12
% Bachelor's degree

Job Outlook

2%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

47,380
North Carolina
Every company needs a bookkeeping and accounting clerk in its corner.

This financing guru computes, classifies, and records numerical data to maintain financial records. Job duties generally include using accounting software to record, store, and analyze information; checking figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes; and coding documents according to company procedures.

The Accounting and Finance program at Durham Tech is designed for math savvy individuals wanting to enter into bookkeeping and accounting. In addition to accounting and finance courses, these students may study ethics, business law, computer applications, insurance, and taxation.

Accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies are just a handful of places that employ these professionals.