Career prospects for bookkeepers are bright as they are very much in demand as they are a crucial component of any business. Graduates are able to seek a career as a professional contract bookkeeper, or permanently paid bookkeeper, either working under the direction of a tax agent/public accountant, for a bookkeeping business or franchise, as a permanently paid bookkeeper (working for enterprise), or in their own bookkeeping business.
Bookkeepers are employed in a wide range of industries including finance, property, business services and ALL other areas of business and government.
Every business, no matter how large or small, is required by law to ‘keep books’. This involves the recording of the financial transactions of a business, whether manually into ledgers or by entering everything onto a computer. So, if you are well organised, like working through documents and enjoy seeing a set of numbers add up properly, bookkeeping could be the career for you. Other names for bookkeeping or related professions include payroll clerk, collections officer, accountant and accounts clerk.
As a bookkeeper, you can expect to earn £20.00 per hour for basic bookkeeping eg: entering payments, invoices etc. If you perform reconciliations, produce reports you can expect up to £25.00+ per hour.