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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.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Bookkeepers in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Mauricie region are expected to be good for this occupation.
There are approximately 375 jobs in this occupational group in the Mauricie region. Over the next few years, openings will mostly arise from the need to fill vacancies left by people retiring and turnover in this occupational group. Only a few new jobs will be added. In the Mauricie region, nearly one third of the workers in this occupational group are over 50 years of age. Barely 10% of the labour force in this occupational group is under 25 years of age. There is week representation of men in this occupational group, with males holding some 12% of the jobs in this group.
Office automation has largely contributed to modifying the duties of this occupation. Use of accounting software has improved efficiency and broadened the administrative tasks of bookkeepers.
According to the 2006 Census data, the jobs in this occupational group in the Mauricie region are found mostly in the service sector (about 83%). The second largest employment area is the manufacturing sector (13%), and the third largest is construction (4%). About one quarter of the labour force in this occupational group in the Mauricie region is self-employed.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The Ville de Shawinigan will restore some of its infrastructure at a cost of more than $16.3M (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The Trifluvien veterinary hospital will open on May 21 in Trois-Rivières, creating at least eight jobs (available in French only)
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- Twenty-some jobs will be terminated at wholesaler Marcotte Alimentation & Poissonnerie of Trois-Rivières (available in French only)
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will gain a new $1.4M research chair on small or medium-sized enterprises (available in French only)
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