MBTI® Test ISFP Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks

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The quick-learning abilities and time-efficient qualities necessary for an occupation as a bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk are not always easy to come by. In fact, a certain Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI test) personality type is often well suited for this position for these very attributes. Their sympathetic and receptive personalities also aid them in this career, making the Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ISFP) type a good fit as bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks.

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are in charge of the management and up-keep of financial records for various institutions, ranging from corporate bigwigs to small businesses. They work with numbers, calculations, receipts, and other financial data to ensure that the company remains financially stable and up-to-date on all of its transactions. They may use accounting software to help them keep track of these records or keep paper copies as back-ups. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks will check over a substantial amount of financial data at any given time, making sure that it is accurate and reflects the current state of the company’s finances (accounts payable, accounts receivable, profits, losses, etc.). In addition, clerks may keep an inventory for the office, purchase materials, and manage other budget data, as well as calculating the overall cost of operation and materials expenses.

While a calculator is a bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerk’s best friend, they also use many other tools and technologies, including desktop and laptop computers, ledger sheets, receipt books, and image scanners In terms of software, obviously accounting software is absolutely essential, as is compliance software (e.g., Paisley Card Map). In addition, document management and financial analysis software helps bookkeeping clerks maintain accurate records that can be easily accessed. Of course, these days a comfort and familiarity with email, spreadsheets, and word processing software are also very important.

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Knowledge of mathematics, economics, and accounting is an obvious necessity for an occupation as a bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk, but other skills and smarts are also just as important. Knowing one’s way around various computer programs and processes will help with efficiency and problem-solving, should anything go wrong with the digital records of a client’s finances. Written skills are also extremely important, as is the ability to communicate any issues, discrepancies, or red flags that may arise. Customer service and sensitivity is also integral to this position, as financial data is extremely confidential (and can even oftentimes be a touchy subject for some). Usually, this occupation requires some vocational school experience, a Bachelor’s degree, or extensive work experience.

Below are some employment trends for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks:

  • Median wage: $19.82 hourly, $41,230 annually
  • Employment: 1,707,700 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 188,500

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)