Numbers, numbers, and more numbers!
In any business, the numbers are everything, and that’s no different in a manufacturing company.
As an Accounting Clerk, you would fulfill a vital role in any manufacturing operation, keeping the books straight for leaders to have a clear picture of the company’s financial position. Day to day, you would primarily enter financial data into the company’s financial records, using accounting software on various different computer systems. You might also spend time verifying transactions reported by other employees – so when Jim down in the shop shows you a receipt for a new tool, it’s your job to make sure it is a legitimate purchase and is accounted for correctly. As your responsibility increases over time, you will most likely take over tasks like payroll (making sure Jim, and everyone else, is getting his paycheck when he’s supposed to), accounts payable (taking care of all the company’s bills), and accounts receivable (making sure customer’s are paying their bills – you won’t be breaking any knee caps, but you might send a few stern emails)!