The bookkeeper is an appointed noble who updates the stocks and created wealth screens with more accurate information. The bookkeeper needs to work in an office to do this job. The bookkeeper uses the record keeper skill, which grants the clerk profession.
The desired level of accuracy can be set in the settings menu from the nobles screen (when the bookkeeper is highlighted). To increase above the lowest level of accuracy, the bookkeeper needs a meager office. They must work not only to attain an accuracy level, but also to maintain it. When first assigned, a bookkeeper spends a long time creating a full list of the stocks, but once done, it takes only a bit of time to maintain this level of detail (even at maximum quality), so most of Urist McBookkeeper's time can eventually be assigned somewhere else.
- Note: If your designated bookkeeper refuses to use his assigned chair/office and simply will not do his job, double check that you have raised the "precision" level under nobles/bookkeeper/settings.
Curiously, a bookkeeper does not require writing materials such as paper or scrolls to perform their job. Bookkeepers will be unable to do their jobs if they cannot grasp, though.
Artist rendering of a bookkeeper by Mechlin (post