Bookkeeper jobs are in every medium to large sized company. However, jobs that require bookkeeping or accounting skills are all the more prolific. Therefore, if you start developing skills in bookkeeping you can open up a wide range of openings. We will look at the different options for someone with qualifications in Bookkeeping. There are options to work in pure bookkeeping roles, to get roles that have a little bit of finance included, to get temp work or to even be your own boss. The range of work available is appealing and what’s more its truly transferrable, as every industry has this type of job.
If you manage to study and gain a Bookkeeping qualification there are naturally going to be lots of jobs in Finance. You also have the option to keep studying to become an Accounts Technician or Accountant. This can be a rewarding process and your earning potential is huge. The financial services industry is keen to get people with bookkeeping skills and the range of job types in this industry is diverse.
Working in the Finance department
Accounts payable and the more low paying jobs in Bookkeeping and Finance often have people working in these roles without qualifications. These people will often find it difficult to see the big picture of what they do in their jobs or understand how everything fits together in finance. Therefore, they are limited to data entry roles that are low paying and rely on a computerised bookkeeping package to help them.
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Once you get some accountancy or bookkeeping qualifications, you can move up to higher paying and more varied roles. These roles include bookkeepers, accounts assistants or assistant financial controllers. These roles can bring better pay, responsibility and prospects to continue to develop themselves. Ultimately, it is possible to move up to the level of an accountant in these types of roles if you keep studying and progressing.
Working with a bit of Finance
PAs and Office Managers are often required to have a knowledge of bookkeeping. This is increasingly the case in job role, to see a Bookkeeping knowledge desired. Therefore, anyone in this career is missing out on well-paying work and more job opportunities by not getting qualified as a Bookkeeper. Now, as the job market gets more competitive, you should try to get some bookkeeping skills.
Be Your Own Boss
You can also qualify and start to run your own Bookkeeping practice. This is a great opportunity to be your own boss.