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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. Excludes "Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks" (43-3051).

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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 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks There are 104 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
REVENUE AUDITOR 9/19/14 Portland $30,000/yr to $40,000/yr DOE
Accounts Payable (390) 9/18/14 Eugene DOE
Payroll and Accounts Payable Clerk 9/18/14 Canyon City DOE
Accounting Payment Poster / Receptionist 9/18/14 Springfield $12.00/hr to $12.50/hr DOE
Accounts Payable Specialist 9/18/14 Portland
FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN 9/18/14 Corvallis
Accounts Payable Specialist 9/17/14 Eugene $13.72/hr to $17.16/hr DOE
Full Charge Bookkeeper 9/17/14 Klamath Falls $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Accounting Technician 9/17/14 Eugene
89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist 9/17/14 Portland
Specialist, Accounting 9/17/14 Eugene
Digital and Cross Practice PR Intern - 140496 9/17/14 Portland $12.50/hr
Finance II / Acct Rec II 9/16/14 Tigard $19.00/hr
Accounts Payable Associate 9/16/14 Bend $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Fiscal Clerk 9/16/14 Hermiston $12.65/hr to $14.05/hr
Accountant 9/16/14 Bend DOE
Accounts Payable Accountant 9/16/14 Portland
Accounts Receivable Specialist 9/16/14 Portland Neg.
Bookkeeper/Office Assistant 9/15/14 Salem DOE
Auto Finance Clerk 9/15/14 The Dalles
Accounts Payable / Payroll 9/15/14 Roseburg DOE
0013066 - Fiscal Coordinator 1 9/15/14 Corvallis $3,465/mo to $5,305/mo
Patient Financial Services - Accounts Receivable Specialist 9/14/14 Bend
Accounts Payable Specialist 9/14/14 Bend
Office Manager 9/12/14 Lebanon $18.00/hr
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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 164 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Accounts Receivable Specialist 9/17/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Finance II / Acct Rec II 9/17/14 Tigard
Accounting Clerk 2 9/17/14 Tualatin
Accounts Receivable Administrator 9/17/14 Medford
ASSISTANT OR FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER 9/17/14 Monmouth Broad Waverly Staffing LLC
Accounts Payable Reconciliation Analyst 9/17/14 Monmouth Broad Waverly Staffing LLC
Accounting/Administrative Clerk 9/17/14 Monmouth Broad Waverly Staffing LLC
FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN 9/17/14 Corvallis Agricultural Research Service
Sr. Payroll Specialist 9/17/14 Hillsboro Netsource Inc.
Sr. Payroll Specialist 9/17/14 Hillsboro Netsource Inc.
AP Specialist 9/16/14 Portland VanderHouwen & Associates
FULL CYCLE ACCOUNTING CLERK 9/16/14 Tigard Accountemps
Accounts Receivable Clerk 9/16/14 Tualatin Accountemps
AP Specialist #23160 9/16/14 Portland
Payroll Clerk 9/16/14 Forest Grove Accountemps
Payroll Specialist #23149 9/16/14 Hillsboro
Accounts Payable Associate 9/16/14 Bend
Accounts Payable Associate 9/16/14 Bend Nosler Inc.
Accounting Specialist 9/16/14 Portland Kforce Finance/Accounting
Accounting Specialist 9/16/14 Portland Kforce Inc .
AP/Payroll Specialist 9/16/14 Portland TEKsystems
Accounts Payable Specialist 9/16/14 Portland ROBERT HALF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
Full Charge Bookkeeper 9/16/14 Hood River Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S.
Accounts Payable Specialist 9/16/14 Wilsonville Robert Half Finance & Accounting U.S.
Payroll Specialist 9/16/14 Hillsboro VanderHouwen & Associates
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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 ---------------- 2014 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 $11.60 $14.08 $17.36 $21.38 $25.95 $18.11 $37,679
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.52 12.39 16.80 22.68 30.89 18.30 38,062
Multnomah / Washington 12.90 15.38 18.05 21.98 26.93 19.10 39,714
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.80 14.03 18.01 21.68 24.46 18.16 37,772
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 10.29 12.20 15.18 19.30 23.55 16.30 33,908
Lane 11.37 14.06 17.30 21.17 24.14 17.87 37,165
Douglas 10.72 12.83 14.73 17.74 20.74 15.47 32,181
Coos / Curry 9.44 10.96 14.16 18.50 22.02 15.03 31,266
Jackson / Josephine 10.53 12.70 15.32 19.25 23.56 16.42 34,156
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 11.27 13.55 16.99 21.64 26.35 17.89 37,214
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.52 12.43 16.56 21.00 25.56 17.18 35,739
Klamath / Lake 11.51 13.24 15.61 18.08 21.26 16.20 33,690
Morrow / Umatilla 10.13 12.78 16.39 19.52 22.32 16.36 34,040
Baker / Union / Wallowa 11.25 13.09 15.12 18.20 22.02 15.96 33,187
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.54 11.12 15.55 18.90 22.09 15.49 32,229
Clackamas 12.91 15.00 18.14 23.90 27.97 19.47 40,511
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Regional Employment Projections for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 26,026 30,280 4,254 16.3% 425 239 664
Multnomah / Washington 9,963 11,677 1,714 17.2% 171 92 263
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 2,637 3,005 368 14.0% 37 24 61
Lane 2,380 2,749 369 15.5% 37 22 59
Clackamas 2,019 2,365 346 17.1% 35 18 53
Jackson / Josephine 1,758 1,992 234 13.3% 23 16 39
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,299 1,470 171 13.2% 17 12 29
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 1,200 1,390 190 15.8% 19 11 30
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 550 616 66 12.0% 7 5 12
Douglas 506 573 67 13.2% 7 5 12
Morrow / Umatilla 461 515 54 11.7% 5 4 9
Coos / Curry 451 477 26 5.8% 3 4 7
Klamath / Lake 412 460 48 11.7% 5 4 9
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 379 423 44 11.6% 4 4 8
Baker / Union / Wallowa 318 354 36 11.3% 4 3 7
Grant / Harney / Malheur 271 292 21 7.7% 2 2 4

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.
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Industries of Employment for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 26,026
Total All Industries Private 24,020
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 869
Crop Production Private 445
Forestry and Logging Private 199
Construction Private 1,602
Construction of Buildings Private 437
Residential Building Construction Private 301
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 999
Building Equipment Contractors Private 507
Building Finishing Contractors Private 228
Manufacturing Private 1,961
Food Manufacturing Private 231
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 300
Wholesale Trade Private 1,844
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 857
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 254
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 505
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers Private 482
Retail Trade Private 2,955
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 609
Automobile Dealers Private 329
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 260
Food and Beverage Stores Private 517
Grocery Stores Private 470
General Merchandise Stores Private 352
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 202
Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 224
Transportation and Warehousing Private 542
Truck Transportation Private 226
Information Private 510
Publishing Industries (except Internet) Private 268
Finance and Insurance Private 1,224
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Private 620
Depository Credit Intermediation Private 409
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Private 476
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities Private 292
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 958
Real Estate Private 869
Lessors of Real Estate Private 228
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers Private 252
Activities Related to Real Estate Private 389
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 2,824
Legal Services Private 443
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Private 1,272
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 287
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 266
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 1,780
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 1,223
Administrative and Support Services Private 1,122
Employment Services Private 235
Business Support Services Private 209
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 332
Educational Services Private 392
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,340
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,346
Offices of Physicians Private 553
Offices of Dentists Private 404
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 271
Hospitals Private 384
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 381
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 229
Social Assistance Private 381
Individual and Family Services Private 196
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 282
Accommodation and Food Services Private 985
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels Private 469
Traveler Accommodation Private 437
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 516
Restaurants and Other Eating Places Private 394
Other Services (except Government) Private 1,638
Repair and Maintenance Private 434
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 305
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 1,092
Religious Organizations Private 612
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations Private 242
Total All Industries State 466
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 270
Total All Industries Local 1,292
Educational Services Local 458
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 290
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 651
Educational Requirements for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. 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
  • Interpret And Apply Knowledge Of Relevant Laws
  • Keep Financial Records
  • Keep Record Of Company Or Organization Expenses
  • Maintain Balance Sheets
  • Maintain Ledgers Or Other Similar Account Records
  • Mentor Co-Workers
  • Monitor Accounts Payable And Receivable
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • 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
  • Prioritize Tasks
  • Process Accounts Payable Or Receivable
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • 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
  • Work As A Team Member
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.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
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:
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-6000
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Abdill Career College, Inc.
843 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Medford, OR 97504-7137
Phone: (541) 779-8384
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Everest College-Portland
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
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 59%
Procurement Clerks 33%
Payroll And Timekeeping Clerks 31%