Accounting technician and bookkeeper

You’ll have the opportunity to manage complete sets of books, keep account records and provide bookkeeping services to individuals and businesses.

Job description

  • Maintain financial records and establish, update and balance various accounts using manual or computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Journalize and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balances, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
  • Calculate and prepare payroll cheques, utility bills, tax bills and other invoices
  • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension forms and other government documents
  • Prepare tax returns and provide other bookkeeping services for individuals
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports

Job characteristics

Annual salary

Between 35 360 $ and 79 040 $

Job opportunities

High volume


  • DEP in accounting 
  • DEC in accounting and management techniques

Ideal profile

Communication skills :

  • Provide consulting services
  • Communicate in a professional manner

Information management skills:

  • Process information
  • Manage information

Analytical skills :

  • Analyze information
  • Plan
  • Research and investigate
  • Predict results


  • A high school diploma is required.
  • College diploma in accounting, bookkeeping or related field.


  • two years (first level) of a recognized professional accounting program (e.g. chartered accountant, certified general accountant)

  • accounting or bookkeeping courses and several years’ experience as an accounting or financial services clerk are required

Future outlook

  • Accounting clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial analyst

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