Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing


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Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing (Short)

Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Perform personal bookkeeping services.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Prepare and process payroll information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Compute deductions for income and social security taxes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Clerk - Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • Data Entry
  • MS Excel
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-3031.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$32,460 or less
Bottom 25%:
$38,790 or less
$47,440 (Average)
Top 25%:
$58,040 or more
Top 10%:
$68,860 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$15.61 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.65 or less
$22.81 (Average)
Top 25%:
$27.90 or more
Top 10%:
$33.11 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:183,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administrative
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Number Facility
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Account Administrator, Account Clerk, Account Information Clerk, Account Receivable Clerk, Accountant Assistant, Accountant Clerk, Accountant Helper, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Bookkeeper, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Coordinator, Accounting Representative, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Coordinator, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Assistant, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Advice Clerk, Amortization Clerk, Audit Clerk, Audit Control Clerk, Auditing Clerk, Balance Clerk, Bank Reconciliator, Bond Clerk, Booking Clerk, Bookkeeper, Bookkeeper Assistant, Bookkeeping Clerk, Budget Clerk, Budget Technician, Canceling and Cutting Control Clerk, Cash Accounting Clerk, Cash Register Balancer, Chart Calculator, Chart Changer, Chart Clerk, Chart Computer, Chart Picker, Chart Reader, Chart Snatcher, Check Clerk, Check Processing Clerk, Classification Analyst, Classification Control Clerk, Classifier, Clearing House Clerk, Clerk Analyst, Clipman, Collateral Clerk, Collection Clerk, Commodity Loan Clerk, Computer Bookkeeper, Cost Accounting Clerk, Credit Card Clerk, Daily Sales Audit Clerk, Discount Clerk, Distribution Accounting Clerk, Dividend Deposit Voucher Clerk, Document Processor, Escrow Agent, Escrow Closer, Export Clerk, Export Documents Clerk, Field Clerk, Figure Clerk, Finance Assistant, Financial Processing Clerk, Financial Recording Clerk, Fiscal Accounting Clerk, Fiscal Technician, Fixed Capital Clerk, Foreclosure Clerk, Foreign Exchange Position Clerk, Full Charge Bookkeeper, General Ledger Bookkeeper, Import and Export Clerk, Journal Clerk, Ledger Clerk, Ledger Poster, Letter of Credit Clerk, Margin Clerk, Mortgage Accounting Clerk, Mortgage Loan Computation Clerk, Office Bookkeeper, Pari Mutual Ticket Checker, Payment Processor, Posting Clerk, Price Checker, Price Clerk, Program Accountant, Reconcilement Clerk, Reconciliation Analyst, Reconciliation Clerk, Remittance Clerk, Reserves Clerk, Returned Item Clerk, Revenue Audit Clerk, Safekeeping Clerk, Sales Audit Clerk, Securities Clerk, Stock Transfer Clerk, Tonnage Compilation Clerk, Trust Vault Clerk, Typing Bookkeeper, Voucher Clerk, Voucher Examiner, Wheelage Clerk

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Billing and Posting Clerks, Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks, Brokerage Clerks, Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks, Office Clerks, General, Tellers, Loan Interviewers and Clerks, File Clerks, Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks, New Accounts Clerks, Accountants and Auditors, Statistical Assistants, Financial Managers, Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents, Credit Analysts, Tax Preparers, Bill and Account Collectors, Correspondence Clerks, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents, Loan Officers

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Resolve problems in expense reports.
  • Highlight problem areas in travel authorization requests.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule updates to employees.
  • Register an employee for an event.

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