Job Title: Bookkeeper
Type of Company: My company manages apartment complexes.
Education: High School Diploma
Job Tasks: As a bookkeeper for a property management firm I deal with the accounting needs of our current and previous residents. I post rent checks and refer previous residents' requests for the return of their security deposits to our corporate office. Mainly, though, I deal with residents who are involved in eviction proceedings (for non-payment of rent). But I also work with past residents who've made arrangements to pay their back rent, keeping their records up-to-date.
I assist our collections department as well, ensuring that they dun the right people, and I will "walk" (or inspect) apartments that are about to be vacated to check them for damage. I deal with hundreds of people; as bookkeeping jobs go, mine is extremely customer-service-oriented.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is being able to help people by allowing them to have a comfortable living environment. The worst part of my job is having to evict people. But having no breaks from the 1st through the 5th of each month -- the time when rents are due -- comes a close second.
Job Tips: If you're thinking about pursuing a career as a bookkeeper for a property management company, take a turn as a customer service representative or a leasing consultant first. Taking courses in college won't hurt you, and you'll know more about accounting when you start, which will help you to move up the ladder. A lot of residential communities are looking for people with experience, though; degrees are of secondary importance.
One you've gotten a job, get to know your community and its residents; it'll help you when you finally have to deal with them financially.
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
The Accounting Academy was founded in 2005 and has been continuously approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private-Pstsecondary Education.
Lower Tuition Cost Than Many Other Universities. Classes Start Soon.
ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.
Welcome to Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
Study online with University of Maryland at College Park.
Since 1901, Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing education in accounting, law, taxation, and business-related areas.
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Bookkeeping, Accounting, And Auditing Clerks, including: