Robert Half Accountemps Full Charge Bookkeeper in Palo Alto, California

Typical duties include: -Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable -Managing bank and general ledger reconciliations, as well as payroll processing -Tracking fixed assets and preparing depreciation schedules -Supervising accounting clerks and entry-level bookkeepers -Preparing the trial balance -Performing month-end closings

Full-charge bookkeepers need to be self-starters who are able to multitask effectively. Strong communication, organizational and customer service skills are essential. Technology expertise demands vary by company but may include proficiency with applications such as Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, or Peachtree. A high school diploma or equivalent is expected. An associate degree in business or accounting is valued. Businesses often seek candidates with at least five years' experience, although requirements differ significantly by firm.