Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (43-3031)

Occupation description:  Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. Excludes Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (43-3051).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4,9015,105 4.2310 240570
United States 1,730,5001,705,300 -1.5106,400 82,500186,380

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.7611.8315.10 18.8723.7329.17
Alaska 22.8714.5917.90 22.3327.5631.75
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.6215.9418.71 22.8228.1932.46
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.7714.0718.02 22.2226.7832.17
Southeast Region 23.0814.0818.95 23.3227.7031.27
Balance of State 21.1112.8716.07 19.7525.8430.76

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4,655331 7.148.1 37.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,244
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation379
UI claimants previously working in occupation496
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,427
Number of job position postings 271
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Some college, no degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
QuickBooks Training

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Accounting Technology AAS
Business Administration and Computer Technology - AAS AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
QuickBooks 2 Day Training Basics
QuickBooks Advance 1 Day (Requires Basic)

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Accounting Services Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Accounting Technician

 Degree
Amundsen Educational Center   (Soldotna)
Accounting Clerk

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Accounting Specialist

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Accounting Technician I Certificate
Accounting Technician II Certificate

 Degree
Liberty Tax Service   (Kenai)
Tax Preparer Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
QuickBooks

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Bookkeeping OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Bookkeeping OEC
Bookkeeping Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Bookkeeping OEC
Bookkeeping Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Bookkeeping OEC
Bookkeeping Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Accounting Technician CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Accounting Technician CT1
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Accounting Technician CT1
Accounting Technician CT2
Bookkeeping Technician OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Accounting Technician CT2
Bookkeeping Technician CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Accounting Technician CT1
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Accounting Technician CT1
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Accountant Endorsement OEC
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Accounting Technician CT2

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Bookkeeping
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