A senior bookkeeper is a level up from a junior bookkeeper. A senior bookkeeper usually works under the supervision of an accountant or auditor. Small businesses normally have one bookkeeper, but where there is a large finance department,there may be a need for both junior and senior bookkeepers. A senior bookkeeper’s tasks can include:
- Preparing monthly and annual financial statements.
- Supervising junior clerical personnel.
- Preparing budgets and maintaining budget account controls.
- Cost accounting.
- Breakeven analysis.
How do I become a senior bookkeeper?
For those who are interested in advancing their bookkeeping skills and become senior bookkeepers,Skills Academy offers the following bookkeeping certificates and diplomas
Another option would be to choose from the following short courses that can assist in refining your bookkeeping skills and in advancing your career:
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping – Financial Statements
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping – Cost and Management Accounting
- ICB Short Course: Technical Financial Accounting – Business Law & Accounting Control
- ICB Short Course: Technical Financial Accounting – Income Tax Returns
- ICB Short Course: Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
- ICB Short Course: Management and Accounting Control Systems
- ICB Short Course: Accounting Theory and Practice
How long does it take?
- ICB FET Certificate: 24 – 36 months
- ICB Diploma: 48 – 60 months
- Short Courses: 7 – 9 months
Benefits of being a senior bookkeeper:
- There are many opportunities for employment, especially if you obtain bookkeeping certification to add value to your qualification.
- You can earn national and international recognition within the profession.
- You will have a higher earning potential than a junior bookkeeper.
To learn more about the bookkeeping courses offered by Skills Academy, simply fill in the form below, and one of our friendly Student Consultants will contact you shortly:
Last updated: February 13, 2019