Job description Bookkeeper near Kitchener (ON)

Find out what work is like for a bookkeeper in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200).

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers


Accounting technicians and bookkeepers maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Work week duration

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Accounting technicians and bookkeepers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
  • Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax and other bills
  • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents
  • Prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Sitting
  • Making repetitive motions

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Accounting technicians and bookkeepers are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Self-employed
  • Establishements throughout the private and public sector

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 12200), and a list of similar occupations:

  • accounting bookkeeper
  • accounting technician
  • bookkeeper
  • finance technician

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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