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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