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Finance and Accounting - Accounting Clerk

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Entry level accounting clerks follow a limited range of procedures in performing operations such as compiling figures, making calculations, extensions, and recapitulations, posting, checks, tracing ordinary discrepancies and reconciling routine statements. They also may have payroll responsibilities and may compile data for reports. High level accounting clerks follow a broad range of established procedures requiring an extensive knowledge of cost accounting and general accounting. They also prepare regular and special reports and analyses and may act as group leader supervising entry level clerks.

Work Settings

Office setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Associate's degree or 1-5 years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 range from $592 to $889.

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