Next time you’re at a cash register, take note. It’s probably computerized, running on powerful software that tracks every sale and every refund and uses that information to keep tabs on inventory levels. What happens next? A bookkeeper works with the collected data, providing owners, managers, and accountants with information they can use when making business decisions.
You’ll train to work with retail records and much more if you major in accounting technology and bookkeeping. Course work will cover different record-keeping systems, from journals to ledgers to computer programs. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to crunch numbers as an accounts payable clerk, a bookkeeper, or another type of financial clerk.