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Working As An Account Technician

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $37,250

    Average Salary

What Does An Account Technician Do

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks produce financial records for organizations. They record financial transactions, update statements, and check financial records for accuracy.

Duties

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks typically do the following:

  • Use bookkeeping software, online spreadsheets, and databases
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  • Put costs (debits) and income (credits) into the software, assigning each to an appropriate account
  • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared with income), income statements, and totals by account
  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports
  • Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

The records that bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks work with include expenditures (money spent), receipts (money that comes in), accounts payable (bills to be paid), accounts receivable (invoices, or what other people owe the organization), and profit and loss (a report that shows the organization’s financial health).

Workers in this occupation have a wide range of tasks. Some are full-charge bookkeeping clerks who maintain an entire organization’s books. Others are accounting clerks who handle specific tasks.

These clerks use basic mathematics (adding, subtracting) throughout the day.

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks use specialized computer accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases to enter information from receipts or bills. They must be comfortable using computers to record and calculate data.

The widespread use of computers also has enabled bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to take on additional responsibilities, such as payroll, billing, purchasing (buying), and keeping track of overdue bills. Many of these functions require clerks to communicate with clients.

Bookkeeping clerks, also known as bookkeepers, often are responsible for some or all of an organization’s accounts, known as the general ledger. They record all transactions and post debits (costs) and credits (income).

They also produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers. Bookkeepers prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to the bank.

In addition, they may handle payroll, make purchases, prepare invoices, and keep track of overdue accounts.

Accounting clerks typically work for larger companies and have more specialized tasks. Their titles, such as accounts payable clerk or accounts receivable clerk, often reflect the type of accounting they do.

The responsibilities of accounting clerks frequently vary by level of experience. Entry-level accounting clerks may post details of transactions (including date, type, and amount), add up accounts, and determine interest charges. They also may monitor loans and accounts to ensure that payments are up to date.

More advanced accounting clerks may add and balance billing vouchers, ensure that account data are complete and accurate, and code documents according to an organization’s procedures.

Auditing clerks check figures, postings, and documents to ensure that they are mathematically accurate and properly coded. They also correct or note errors for accountants or other workers to fix.

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How To Become An Account Technician

Most bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need some postsecondary education and also learn some of their skills on the job. They must have basic math and computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Education

Employers generally require bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to have some postsecondary education, particularly coursework in accounting. However, some candidates can be hired with just a high school diploma.

Training

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks usually get on-the-job training. Under the guidance of a supervisor or another experienced employee, new clerks learn how to do their tasks, including double-entry bookkeeping. In double-entry bookkeeping, each transaction is entered twice, once as a debit (cost) and once as a credit (income), to ensure that all accounts are balanced.

Some formal classroom training also may be necessary, such as training in specialized computer software. This on-the-job training typically takes around 6 months.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks become certified. For those who do not have postsecondary education, certification is a particularly useful way to gain expertise in the field. The Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation, awarded by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, shows that those who have earned it have the skills and knowledge needed to carry out all bookkeeping tasks, including overseeing payroll and balancing accounts, according to accepted accounting procedures.

For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of full-time bookkeeping experience or equivalent part-time work, pass a four-part exam, and adhere to a code of ethics.

The National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers also offers certification. The Uniform Bookkeeper Certification Examination is an online test with 50 multiple-choice questions. Test takers must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass the exam.

Advancement

With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Important Qualities

Computer skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks need to be comfortable using computer spreadsheets and bookkeeping software.

Detail oriented. These clerks are responsible for producing accurate financial records. They must pay attention to detail in order to avoid making errors and recognize errors that others have made.

Integrity. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks have control of an organization’s financial documentation, which they must use properly and keep confidential. It is vital that they keep records transparent and guard against misappropriating an organization’s funds.

Math skills. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks deal with numbers daily and should be comfortable with basic arithmetic.

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Account Technician Career Paths

Account Technician
Billing Specialist Home Health Aid Security Officer
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accountant Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Analyst Finance Analyst Controller
Accounting Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Accounts Payable Clerk Finance Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Operations Analyst Intelligence Analyst
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Accounting Manager Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Budget Analyst Bookkeeper Accounts Receivable Clerk
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Bookkeeper Accountant Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Budget Analyst Human Resources Coordinator Payroll Specialist
Payroll/Human Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Business Manager Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Accountable Clerk 3.6 years
Claims Technician 3.5 years
Finance Technician 3.4 years
Fiscal Technician 3.4 years
Account Technician 3.0 years
Account Analyst 2.8 years
Account Associate 2.8 years
Budget Technician 2.7 years
Account Specialist 2.7 years
Finance Clerk 2.6 years
Account Processor 2.6 years
Top Employers Before
Accountant 5.1%
Cashier 5.1%
Bookkeeper 4.5%
Teller 4.2%
Internship 3.3%
Secretary 3.0%
Manager 2.8%
Top Employers After
Accountant 15.1%
Specialist 3.7%
Bookkeeper 3.7%
Manager 2.8%
Cashier 2.8%

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Account Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

67.8%

Male

30.1%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

3.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.8%

Chinese

9.6%

French

7.7%

German

5.8%

Portuguese

3.8%

Turkish

3.8%

Hmong

3.8%

Mandarin

3.8%

Amharic

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Armenian

1.9%
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Account Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.7%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

7.4%

Liberty University

6.8%

Ashford University

6.3%

University of Illinois at Springfield

6.3%

University of Maryland - University College

5.7%

Austin Community College

4.5%

Kaplan University

4.0%

Ohio State University

3.4%

Webster University

3.4%

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

3.4%

Strayer University

3.4%

Tidewater Community College

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

2.8%

Delaware Technical and Community College

2.8%

Miami University

2.8%

Eastern Illinois University

2.8%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.8%

Colorado Technical University

2.8%

Tennessee State University

2.3%
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Majors

Business

33.2%

Accounting

26.8%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Management

3.7%

Finance

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

Information Technology

3.0%

General Studies

2.5%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Computer Science

2.1%

Education

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Nursing

1.6%

Communication

1.6%

Legal Support Services

1.6%

Medical Assisting Services

1.6%

English

1.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.4%

Marketing

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.3%

Other

26.6%

Masters

13.9%

Associate

12.6%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

1.9%

Doctorate

1.6%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for An Account Technician

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  1. Financial Statements
  2. Audit
  3. Party Payers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted with preparation of financial statements, agency reports, budget preparation and expenditure status reports.
  • Revised all amended cost reports and prepared audit adjustment reports to applicable medical cost reimbursement regulations.
  • Talked to the third-party payers, resulting in re-processing of more than 10 denied claims amounting to $14,500.
  • Perform clerical functions such as calling private insurance companies regarding clarification of payments.
  • Update and maintain accurate account information in a consolidated customer service billing system.

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