Segments in this Video

Bookkeepers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:23)


Aliyah Bonaparte's main responsibilities as a bookkeeper include: data entries, accounts receivable management, accounts payable management, and account reconciliation.

Bookkeepers: Career Beginnings (01:52)

Bonaparte learned bookkeeping in her family's bakery business. She struggled with juggling college, a career, and commuting.

Bookkeepers: Keys for Success (01:13)

Most bookkeepers will find a position to suit his or her personality type. Bonaparte often moves around; she is not a "traditional" accountant.

Bookkeepers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:58)

Bonaparte discusses the minimal amount of education necessary and her certifications. Clerking is a good starting place for new bookkeepers.

Bookkeepers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:40)

Bonaparte works in offices where she enjoys limited interaction and comfortable temperatures. Her job sometimes includes travel.

Bookkeepers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:43)

Bonaparte advises those wishing to become bookkeepers to stay on task, care about a job well done, and never stay where you are unhappy.

Bookkeepers: A Day on the Job (01:27)

Bonaparte typically sees two clients daily and takes emails and calls from clients. She discusses cash reconciliation.

Bookkeepers: Industry Goals and Services (01:07)

Bonaparte's job is to make sure a business owner has accurate information in a timely manner so he or she can make business decisions based on facts.

Bookkeepers: Industry Challenges (01:45)

Bonaparte explains why bookkeepers may have to pay penalties for errors. Hear how to avoid becoming obsolete in the industry.

Bookkeepers: Looking at the Future (01:22)

Bonaparte is excited about the future of electronics in bookkeeping and the ability to run payroll from a smart phone.

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Bookkeeper—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a Bookkeeper? In this Career Q&A video interview, Aliyah Bonaparte talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in bookkeeping. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL141661

ISBN: 978-1-64023-793-3

Copyright date: ©2017

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