Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

NOC
1311

Maintain financial records of business transactions, assets and accounts for organizations or individuals. They also verify procedures for the accurate recording of financial transactions.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

300
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.83
$13.39
Low
$31.97
High

Median Salary

$28,058
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

2,055
 

% Working Full Time

69%
 

% Working Full Year

74%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Accounting technicians and bookkeepers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Keep financial records and establish, maintain and balance various accounts using manual and computerized bookkeeping systems
  • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers and prepare financial statements
  • Calculate and prepare cheques for payrolls and for utility, tax and other bills
  • Complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers' compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents
  • Prepare tax returns and perform other personal bookkeeping services
  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports.

Also Known As

  • accounting bookkeeper
  • accounting technician
  • bookkeeper
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program in accounting, bookkeeping or a related field or Completion of two years (first level) of a recognized professional accounting program (e.g., Chartered Accounting, Certified General Accounting) or Courses in accounting or bookkeeping combined with several years of experience as a financial or accounting clerk are required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

88.3%
Female
11.7%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

3.5%
15-24
8.6%
25-34
18.3%
35-44
30.9%
45-54
26.7%
55-64
12.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

2.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
29.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
47.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
17.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

26.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
11.8%
Retail trade
9.1%
Construction
53.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

19.00%
Northeast
25.10%
Southeast
22.90%
Southwest
21.70%
Central
11.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$35,296
Northeast
$32,378
Southeast
$25,770
Southwest
$40,904
Central
$24,018
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$20.83
$15.60
Low
$26.00
High

Southeast

$21.00
$15.00
Low
$37.44
High

Southwest

$19.23
$11.80
Low
$31.97
High

Central

$24.73
$14.00
Low
$36.06
High

Northwest

$16.67
$12.00
Low
$27.47
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$28,058

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$39,927

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$28,058

Newfoundland

$27,029

Prince Edward Island

$31,553

Nova Scotia

$24,858

Canada

$31,721
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

300
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

301
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

962
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

951