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Occupational Report for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (43-3031) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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.

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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Employment Outlook for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks There are 105 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Log Accounting Clerk 4/24/14 Eugene $17.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Bookkeeper 4/24/14 Enterprise $20.00/hr
Accounting/Office Manager 4/24/14 Prineville $15.00/hr DOE
Full Charge Bookkeeper 4/24/14 Ontario DOE
Accounting Specialist 4/24/14 Portland
Accounting Specialist 4/23/14 La Grande $14.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Grant Accounting Clerk 4/23/14 Coos Bay $13.12/hr to $14.47/hr
Bookkeeper 4/23/14 Salem
Accounts Payable Clerk 4/23/14 Portland
Accounts Payable Clerk 4/23/14 Portland
Accounts Payable Specialist 4/22/14 Lake Oswego $13.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Accountant - Entry Level 4/22/14 Wilsonville
Accountant - Entry Level 4/22/14 Portland
Accounts Payable Clerk 4/22/14 Lake Oswego
Payroll Administrator 4/22/14 Aurora
Data Entry Clerk 4/22/14 Portland
Accounting Clerk 4/22/14 Wilsonville
Accountant (O J T Opportunity) 4/21/14 Bend $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr DOE
Adminsitrative and Financial Assistant 4/21/14 Corvallis $13.25/hr to $14.99/hr DOE
89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist 4/20/14 Portland
Specialist 4/20/14 Portland
Payroll Clerk 4/20/14 Corvallis
Accounting Clerk 4/20/14 Springfield
Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist 4/20/14 Portland
Accounting Clerk 4/20/14 Salem
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Job Openings from the Web for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 179 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Accounting Clerk | Project Coordinator | Construction 4/23/14 Portland Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S.
Accounting Technician 4/23/14 White City Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
EXPERIENCED PAYROLL CLERK 4/22/14 Salem Express Employment Professionals
Accounting Specialist 4/22/14 Newport Lincoln County School District
Accounts Receivable Clerk 4/22/14 Portland Accountemps
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Clerk 4/22/14 Portland Kforce Inc .
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Clerk 4/22/14 Portland Kforce Finance/Accounting
Accounts Receivable Job Number: 41127 Job Duration: Temp-To-Hire ... 4/21/14 Portland
Full Cycle Bookkeeper 4/21/14 Eugene
Accounting Assistant 4/21/14 Creative Financial Staffing
Accounting Clerk 4/19/14 Wilsonville Accountemps
Accounts Payable Clerk 4/19/14 Lake Oswego Accountemps
Bookkeeper 4/19/14 Portland Accountemps
Accountant - Entry Level 4/19/14 Wilsonville Accountemps
Accounting Clerk 4/18/14 Salem Robert Half Accountemps
Accounts Payable Specialist 4/18/14 Lake Oswego HOLIDAY RETIREMENT
Accounts Payable Clerk 4/18/14 Lake Oswego Accountemps
Accounting Specialist 4/18/14 Portland VanderHouwen & Associates
Accounting Clerk 4/18/14 Springfield Robert Half Accountemps
Accounting Specialist #21228 4/18/14 Portland
Accounting Specialist #21229 4/18/14 Portland
Accountant - Entry Level 4/18/14 Portland Accountemps
Accountant - Entry Level 4/18/14 Portland Accountemps
Bookkeeper 4/18/14 Portland Accountemps
Data Entry Clerk 4/18/14 Portland Accountemps
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State of Oregon License Information for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $11.28 $14.00 $17.33 $21.34 $25.48 $18.03 $37,501
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.38 12.24 15.70 20.11 23.50 16.36 34,023
Multnomah / Washington 12.58 15.35 18.20 22.21 26.75 19.11 39,761
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 12.60 15.18 18.51 21.85 24.63 18.69 38,886
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 10.55 12.52 15.26 19.15 23.63 16.42 34,147
Lane 10.78 13.51 17.03 21.05 24.93 17.59 36,585
Douglas 9.71 12.45 14.69 17.76 20.91 15.20 31,615
Coos / Curry 9.42 11.15 14.01 17.69 21.73 14.82 30,833
Jackson / Josephine 10.61 12.65 15.15 18.63 22.69 16.05 33,396
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 11.87 13.50 16.30 19.74 23.90 17.05 35,464
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.33 11.22 16.09 20.43 23.70 16.42 34,164
Klamath / Lake 11.83 13.34 15.46 18.29 22.01 16.56 34,448
Morrow / Umatilla 10.21 12.43 15.87 19.50 23.12 16.54 34,409
Baker / Union / Wallowa 10.71 12.62 14.92 18.11 21.61 15.72 32,708
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.28 11.00 14.34 17.79 21.68 14.76 30,702
Clackamas 12.93 15.32 18.28 23.17 28.49 19.62 40,815
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Regional Employment Projections for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 25,606 30,443 4,837 18.9% 484 308 792
Multnomah / Washington 9,503 11,517 2,014 21.2% 201 116 317
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 2,711 3,127 416 15.3% 42 32 74
Lane 2,372 2,795 423 17.8% 42 28 71
Clackamas 2,073 2,524 451 21.8% 45 25 70
Jackson / Josephine 1,614 1,858 244 15.1% 24 19 44
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,337 1,581 244 18.2% 24 16 40
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 1,161 1,383 222 19.1% 22 14 36
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 592 698 106 17.9% 11 7 18
Douglas 546 632 86 15.8% 9 7 15
Coos / Curry 523 583 60 11.5% 6 6 12
Morrow / Umatilla 470 552 82 17.4% 8 6 14
Klamath / Lake 427 484 57 13.3% 6 5 11
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 423 488 65 15.4% 7 5 12
Baker / Union / Wallowa 305 343 38 12.5% 4 4 7
Grant / Harney / Malheur 276 300 24 8.7% 2 3 6

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 963
Crop Production Private 510
Forestry and Logging Private 202
Construction Private 1,606
Construction of Buildings Private 470
Residential Building Construction Private 328
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 210
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 926
Building Equipment Contractors Private 431
Building Finishing Contractors Private 211
Manufacturing Private 1,963
Food Manufacturing Private 217
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 296
Wholesale Trade Private 1,896
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 868
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 256
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 607
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers Private 213
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers Private 421
Retail Trade Private 3,051
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 589
Automobile Dealers Private 319
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 287
Building Material and Supplies Dealers Private 225
Food and Beverage Stores Private 528
Grocery Stores Private 490
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Private 195
General Merchandise Stores Private 349
Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 220
Transportation and Warehousing Private 552
Truck Transportation Private 242
Information Private 527
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 298
Finance and Insurance Private 1,355
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Private 649
Depository Credit Intermediation Private 433
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Private 587
Insurance Carriers Private 242
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities Private 345
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 945
Real Estate Private 849
Lessors of Real Estate Private 276
Activities Related to Real Estate Private 404
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 2,728
Legal Services Private 391
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Private 1,236
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 303
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 242
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 1,484
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 936
Administrative and Support Services Private 851
Employment Services Private 197
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 278
Educational Services Private 344
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,123
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,252
Offices of Physicians Private 493
Offices of Dentists Private 390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 244
Hospitals Private 256
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 248
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 241
Social Assistance Private 374
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 287
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 201
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 195
Accommodation and Food Services Private 918
Accommodation Private 457
Traveler Accommodation Private 419
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 461
Full-Service Restaurants Private 276
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 1,718
Repair and Maintenance Private 464
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 319
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 1,141
Religious Organizations Private 620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 253
Public Administration State 285
Educational Services Local 487
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 322
Public Administration Local 674
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local 566
Educational Requirements for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award to enter this occupation. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Apply Accounting Principles And Terminology
  • Apply Mathematical Principles To Accounting, Bookkeeping Or Budgeting
  • Balance Accounts Payable
  • Balance Cash And Receipts
  • Balance Invoices
  • Compile Data For Financial Reports
  • Compute And Record Fiscal Data
  • Compute Taxes
  • Design Tables Depicting Data
  • Disburse Checks To Satisfy Accounts Payable
  • Enter Transactions In Journal Or Other Similar Accounting Record
  • Keep Financial Records
  • Keep Record Of Company Or Organization Expenses
  • Maintain Balance Sheets
  • Maintain Ledgers Or Other Similar Account Records
  • Monitor Accounts Payable And Receivable
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Organize And Work With Detailed Records
  • Perform Bookkeeping Functions
  • Prepare Billing Statements
  • Prepare Financial Reports
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Financial Records, Such As Invoices And Accounts Payable And Receivable
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Reconcile Bank Statements
  • Reconcile Journals
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Ten Key By Touch
Schools and Training Providers for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Everest College
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-8222
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-0226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Abdill Career College, Inc.
843 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 779-8384
Programs of Training:
Career Enhancement Center
1901 Adams, Suite 3
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 963-7942
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Billing And Posting Clerks 66%
Payroll And Timekeeping Clerks 35%
Purchasing And Procurement Clerks 33%