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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 Centre-du-Québec 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 Centre-du-Québec region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
There are more than 450 jobs in this occupation in the Centre-du-Québec region. The jobs can be found in all industries, primarily in the service sector (67%) and to a lesser degree in manufacturing (25%).
The number of jobs in the Centre-du-Québec region is relatively high and a slight employment growth is expected in the period up to 2014. The main factor influencing employment growth in this occupation is economic conditions. 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. Unemployment is relatively low.
The percentage of workers in the 55+ age group in the Centre-du-Québec region (12%) is less than that for this occupation across Quebec (17%) and less than that for all occupations in the region combined (21%). The number of self-employed workers is relatively low, accounting for nearly 9% of the workforce, compared with 13% for all Centre-du-Québec region occupations combined. Women hold 82% of all jobs.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Following a $950,000 investment, J.N. Donais, the largest funeral cooperative in the Centre-du-Québec region, has just opened its fully-renovated complex on Lindsay Street in Drummondville (available in French only)
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Canneberges Bieler in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford invests more than $5.1M to obtain a freezer that will be linked to the cranberry receiving plant (available in French only)
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The sum of $8M is being invested into Lyster's Ferme Nandcel to acquire the latest technologies in swine nursery (available in French only)
- Groupe Infoplus of Drummonville, which specializes in computing solutions, has invested $1.2M to relocate and expand (available in French only)
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- A new housing project of 45 sites is on the way in Saint-Célestin with a $1.3M investment (available in French only)
- More than $3M will be invested this fall in the construction of two condominium complexes in the heart of Victoriaville (available in French only)
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