By becoming a Certified Bookkeeper, you can increase your earning potential, enhance your standing as a professional and give yourself an edge in even the most competitive job market. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Certified Bookkeepers "will have the best job prospects." (p.391)
Certification distinguishes you from other bookkeepers because it proves that you can handle all the books through the adjusted trial balance for a company of up to 100 employees. Certification is also proof of your bookkeeping skills and ability, proof that you have met high, national standards and proof that you can execute those skills.
Certified Bookkeepers (CBs) are to bookkeeping what CPAs are to accounting: the cream of the profession.
United States Department of Labor says, "Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks head more than two million job in 2004 and are employed in every industry."
United States Department of Labor says, "Bookkeepers, particularly those who hand all the record keeping for companies, may find it beneficial to become certified. The Certified Bookkeeper designation, assures employers that individuals have the skills and knowledge required to carry out all the bookkeeping and accounting functions up through the adjusted trial balance, including payroll functions. For certification, candidates must have at least 2 years of bookkeeping experience, pass three tests, and adhere to a code of ethics."
United States Department of Labor says, "The large size of this occupation ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time work. Demand for full-charge bookkeepers is expected to increase, because they are called upon to do much of the work of accountants, as well as perform a wider variety of financial transactions, from payroll to billing. Certified bookkeepers and those with several years of accounting or bookkeeping experience will have the best job prospects."