Skills Bookkeeper in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "bookkeeper" was moved from the group Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311) to the group Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a bookkeeper in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200).

Tasks

  • Calculate and prepare cheques for payroll
  • Calculate fixed assets and depreciation
  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Maintain general ledgers and financial statements
  • Post journal entries
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports
  • Prepare tax returns
  • Prepare trial balance of books
  • Reconcile accounts

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Analyzing Information
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Serving Others
  • Communication Help -
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Finance
    • Accounting
    • Client Service
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Computer and Information Systems
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