IQ Academy will assist you in launching your bookkeeping career and will provide the foundation for you to build from junior level all the way to the top. To take on the Bookkeeping Course through IQ Academy, you need to over the age of 16 and have completed grade 9 at the very least. Our course can be completed within a 3 to 6 month period, with interest free course repayment terms over a 24 month period, though students will generally complete it over 12 months. The bookkeeper plays a vital role in keeping track of a company’s finances, ensuring that financial records are accurately recorded on a day-to-day basis. Some of the main tasks of a bookkeeper include checking and verifying source documents, transferring data to a general ledger, balancing of accounts and drawing up financial statements, as well as preparing and processing payroll. Added to this, they are responsible for payments and bank deposits, assist with audits, prepare budgets and manage accounts. The junior bookkeeper should be able to complete the same responsibilities that are undertaken by accounts clerks, creditors and debtors clerks as well as payroll clerks. The junior bookkeeper works under the supervision of the senior bookkeeper in assisting with various tasks. If you would like to get your career as a bookkeeper started, talk to a consultant at IQ Academy today and they will provide further assistance.