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Bookkeepers handle the books, do journal and ledger entries, can make reports and financial statements. I believe an accountant is a little higher level, needs a little deeper level of understanding of what the accounting information means.
 
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Bookkeepers handle the books, do journal and ledger entries, can make reports and financial statements. I believe an accountant is a little higher level, needs a little deeper level of understanding of what the accounting information means.
What kind of education/skills does one need in order to be a bookkeeper compared to an accountant?
 
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What kind of education/skills does one need in order to be a bookkeeper compared to an accountant?
One should have a bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance and need strong skills in Math.
 
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Bookkeeping is for recording of financial transactions. Accounting is for interpreting, classifying, analyzing, reporting and summarizing financial data.
 
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Says it on the tin really. Bookkeepers keep the books in order and accountants take account of the financial data.
 

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Bookkeepers handle the books, do journal and ledger entries, can make reports and financial statements. I believe an accountant is a little higher level, needs a little deeper level of understanding of what the accounting information means.
An Accountant is who signs on the books, so he or she take responsibility about the information the bookeepe is providing about the company.
 
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