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Can somebody tell me a little bit about bookkeepers? Such as what is a day like? Is it a difficult job ?


I would like to know a bit more about bookkeepers.

  1. What is a day of working as a bookkeeper?
  2. Is it a difficult job? ofcourse for beginners will be more difficult but what about even when you are experienced and you know what to do ?
  3. If you are experienced, what is the most difficult task? are the tasks too much to do ?
  4. Is it a boring job or a fun job?
  5. Do you work alone like solo or do you have others helping you?
  6. How long does it take to become a bookkeeper? and are there any qualifications required?
  7. Last but not least , is it hard learning how to become a bookkeeper?



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What is your interest/why are you trying to find out more?

It is rather a lot of questions to ask at THE busiest time of the year for Accountants - tax deadline in a mere few weeks.



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You should check out answers with reference to the legal position (and my that I dont mean with HMRC)



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TheUninvited wrote:

I would like to know a bit more about bookkeepers.

  1. What is a day of working as a bookkeeper? No typical day
  2. Is it a difficult job?No ofcourse for beginners will be more difficult but what about even when you are experienced and you know what to do ?
  3. If you are experienced, what is the most difficult task?noneare the tasks too much to do ? dont know what you mean
  4. Is it a boring job or a fun job? Boring as hell. Depends when you ask.
  5. Do you work alone like solo or do you have others helping you? Everyone is different.
  6. How long does it take to become a bookkeeper? Depends how slow or quick at learning and are there any qualifications required? yes. If interested try the AAT - levels 2, 3 & 4
  7. Last but not least , is it hard learning how to become a bookkeeper? See 6




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Joanne

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You should check out answers with reference to the legal position (and my that I dont mean with HMRC)



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TheUninvited wrote:

I would like to know a bit more about bookkeepers.

  1. What is a day of working as a bookkeeper? No two days are the same. Today I will be doing a Ltd Co accounts (mostlydone just need to addressthe replies to queries), and general tidying up, which will include doing a work schedule to the end of January. Tomorrow I will be keying in both entries from paper bank statements and going through an excel bank statement. They are both personal accounts so I have to weed out the business related ones.
  2. Is it a difficult job? Of course for beginners will be more difficult but what about even when you are experienced and you know what to do ? A lot of it is data entry, which I'm not keen on, and employ someone to do that side.Accuracy is important, the skill is turning the data entry figures into something meaningful, which I enjoy.
  3. If you are experienced, what is the most difficult task? are the tasks too much to do ? For me it's data entry, I'm nowhere near as fast as my data entry person, We shouldn't be in the job if the tasks are too difficult.
  4. Is it a boring job or a fun job? It's what you make it, it can be boring but my favourite part is pulling everything together into a set of accounts.
  5. Do you work alone like solo or do you have others helping you? I have a data entry person who works adhoc for me when required, otherwise it's just little old me.
  6. How long does it take to become a bookkeeper? and are there any qualifications required? Joanne has suggested AAT, you could probably do the bookkeeping qualification in a year, gave or take. I would go for that then get the accounting qualification, probably another 18 months - 2 years.
  7. Last but not least , is it hard learning how to become a bookkeeper? I think you need to be able to grasp the concept, then it's just a question of study to understand it better. I picked it up quite easily, I was 44 when I got given a copy of Sage and told to get on with it, but I did do manual bookkeeping at college when I was 17, so no doubt that helped.




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Changed my mind after seeing you had been on and not commented back to the two who had taken the time to respond.





-- Edited by Casu on Monday 16th of December 2019 05:16:08 PM



-- Edited by Casu on Monday 16th of December 2019 05:16:54 PM

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Bookkeeping is easy, its all the other s***e that makes life difficult - HMRC. QBO. GC. Clients. Bank feeds not working. MTD. I could go on.




DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i see thank you very much guys :) i am just trying to find an other job that pays a bit better than regular jobs of just 9$ per hour :P if you have any recommendations let me know :P

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$! This is a UK site, not sure if that was a typo or not,

Why not re-retain as an Accountant instead. Earnings better, work more interesting. Look at ACCA.

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You should check out answers with reference to the legal position (and my that I dont mean with HMRC)



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Cheshire wrote:

$! This is a UK site, not sure if that was a typo or not,

Why not re-retain as an Accountant instead. Earnings better, work more interesting. Look at ACCA.


i am looking something i can learn in 1 year and get more money than a regular job.

I've consider personal training but not paying much and you have to work extra hard.



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Well, when you have figured out what pays well with minimum all round effort please share !

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haymac wrote:

Well, when you have figured out what pays well with minimum all round effort please share !


Brilliantly put.

OP - Anything in life worth having takes hard work.

Accountancy is not for you then, its a 10 year slog to Chartered Certified. I suspect that it would be kinder to suggest bookkeeping isnt as well.

Good luck with whatever you choose.



-- Edited by Cheshire on Wednesday 18th of December 2019 11:27:45 AM

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You should check out answers with reference to the legal position (and my that I dont mean with HMRC)

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