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How do I know if I'm ready to take on a bookkeeping job?

How do I know if I'm ready to take on a bookkeeping job? I've already taken the required courses for a bookkeeping job and I get my certificate issue to me in June. The only problem is, I still feel I might not know enough to take on a bookkeeping position. The last thing I want to do is go into a job looking like an idiot. I want to somehow get some work experience other than the coursework I've done in college. Is there some tests I can take to make sure I know what i'm doing? I also know how to use quickbooks pretty well. Do they normally train you first or do they just throw you in to figure things out for yourself? Please help, thanks.

Asked By: Lilith X - 5/13/2007
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For those starting out in the field of bookkeeping I recommend a couple courses in accounting and Excel. QuickBooks is a big plus and since you know how to use it well you shouldn't have any trouble finding a job. Payroll accounting is another course that is good to have. Since you are getting a certificate I am... More
Answered By: Shay - 5/14/2007
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According to the US Dept of Labor, you usually get on-the-job training as a bookkeeper. Each company has its own way of doing things, even when it comes to their finances. You have all the skills to be a good one, as you can see from the attributes/skills needed below... More
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Answered By: waswisgirl1 - 5/13/2007
 
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