Exploring Bookkeeping As A Career
There are many benefits to a career in Bookkeeping. In this blog post we will explore what Bookkeeping is, the qualifications and equipment you need to enter this role.
Have you ever wondered about working for yourself? The flexibility of being able to choose when and how you work or who you work with?
Bookkeeping can offer all of the above or it can be a way to enter a career in accountancy working whilst you’re learning. There are many different options out there to match what you’re looking for in a. career.
What Is A Bookkeeper?
A Bookkeeper processes financial transactions and information for a business. This can include documenting them on software such as Sage, Xero, QuickBooks to name a few.They also:
– Pay Bills
– Bank Reconciliations
– Prepare accounts for sole traders
– Complete self-assessment tax returns
– Prepare VAT returns
A large amount of businesses use a bookkeeper and there are plenty of ways you can progress your career in this area.
How much can I earn as a Bookkeeper?
This is one of those, how long is a piece of string questions!
Earnings can vary dramatically depending on where you work, how many clients you have, your marketing and experience, however, to give you a rough idea a more experienced employed bookkeeper can earn between £20-£25k per year. If you decide to set up on your own, you can be in control of your income.
What Would I Need To Start Out On My Own As A Bookkeeper?
You may already have some of the equipment needed, check out our list below
– Computer or laptop
– Internet access
– Bookkeeping software
How Do I Become A Bookkeeper?
You should complete a course that will help you to set up your business and provide fundamental knowledge in the bookkeeping field.
We recommend that you look at completing a level 2 and level 3 qualification to give a great foundation. If you would like to progress further with your learning after this, there is the opportunity to complete advanced courses and progress your knowledge further.
If you are seeking more information please contact us on 07806570111