Accounting Clerks

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Accounting Clerks

Accounting Clerks - Skills and Abilities

Bookkeeping and accounting clerks need to:


  • Understand spoken information.
  • Understand written information.
  • Write clearly so other people can understand.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
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  • Read and understand work-related materials.
  • Listen to others and ask questions.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop rules that group items in various ways.
  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
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  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
  • Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.

Use Math and Science

  • Choose a mathematical method or formula to solve problems.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
  • Use math skills to solve problems.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.
  • Manage the time of self and others.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.