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CAREER ESSENTIALS

Labour Market Information Occupation:

Bookkeeper (NOC: 1231)

Area:

Hamilton and Niagara

Compensation: About 1/3 of the advertisements indicated a level of compensation, and all of these did so as hourly rates. The following graph shows the distribution of hourly rates mentioned (data for 20 advertisements). The hourly rate that is represented most frequently is $13. The median is less than $13, and the average is $14.55.

Education Required: Most advertisements indicated employer’s requirements with respect to education level of candidates, and some indicated more than one acceptable level. The following graph shows the distribution of levels of educational requirements mentioned in the advertisements. For the most part employers might accept those with high school and possibly some further postsecondary training. Note: Other training=“College/CEGEP/vocational or technical training”

Job Skills: Most advertisements indicated the specific job skills re-

Experience Required: Almost all of the advertisements provided information about the experience required by their respective employers. About 1/6 of the advertisements indicate that their respective employers would accept candidates without training or that experience would be considered “an asset.” Of the remainder the greatest number required experience levels of 3 to 5 years.

Post journal entries

54

Reconcile accounts

53

Calculate and prepare cheques for payroll

49

Maintain general ledgers and financial statements

48

Financial and accounting reports

44

Prepare other statistical reports

44

Prepare trial balance of books

40

Control inventory

27

Prepare tax returns

22

Calculate fixed assets and depreciation

22

Source information notes: The data used to construct these summaries were culled from the complete set of Job Bank advertisements for the period extending from March 3, 2007 through October 6,

Publication: Bookkeeper LMI 3

Date: October 2007


Equipment and Applications: Most advertisements provided some information about requirements with respect to knowledge of office equipment and/or computer applications. The following table lists the numbers of times each items was mentioned. General office equipment

45

Excel

44

Windows

42

Electronic mail

36

Accounting software

35

Word processing software

31

Internet browser

29

Quick Books

26

Spreadsheet software

22

Simply Accounting

20

Electronic scheduler

12

Inventory control software

8

Database software

7

MYOB ACCPAC

5

Lotus 123 Data analysis software Human resources software Presentation software

3

Quattro Pro Great Plains Abacus Mac OS

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Employers: The table to the right lists the names of employers mentioned in the advertisements with the numbers of times each name appeared. It might be significant that, most employers handle recruiting of personnel in this category on their own behalf.

In2itive Group Inc.

5

Finelli Custom Millworks Manufacturing Company Limited Placement Agencies: IS2 Staffing Services Inc.

3

Chartered Accountant Joseph A. Truscott Alternative Enterprises Placement Agencies: Manpower Placement Services SRG (Stevens Resource Group)

2

2096290 Ontario Inc. Accurate Tax Services Advantage Maintenance Products Ltd Bell World / Communications Plus Mobility Inc. Bon Ferro Bud Searles Ltd Business Management Support Services City Chevrolet Ltd Crystal Homes Realty Corporation Daniel & Partners Llp Dely & Associates Inc. Digital Art & Graphics East Navigator Canada Inc. Ebersole Excavating Inc. Gws Tube Forming Solutions Inc. Hilton Garden Inn J. Austin And Sons Ltd. Juniper Imports Inc. Keefer Developments Ltd. Kingswood Millwork And Design Inc. Lorik Tool & Automation Inc. Lotowater Technical Services Inc. Maylan Aviation Ltd Niagara Belco Ltd Novo Business Services Ltd Paris Southern Lights Pina Fraser Pioneer Petroleum Property Management Peterborough Inc. Skyline Canada Inc. South Essex Fabricating Unity On The Mountain Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre Placement Agencies: Adecco Employment Services Erie Personnel Corporation Impact Staffing Kelly Services Canada (Limited) Labour Ready * Level A Inc. Qualified Personnel Solutions The Burke Group Todays Staffing

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Bookkeeper LMI  

Labour Market Information concerning bookkeepers for the Hamilton area