Bookkeeping is a little different than accounting. In bookkeeping there is a lot less communication skills that are needed than accounting. Bookkeeping is also a lot more data entry after you know how to put all the information in. Also unlike accounting you don't need to know math statistics (sometimes can be trained by a company or can train yourself).
Around tax season the big companies often hire a lot of people to help with getting some of the tax info ready. That is a great time to try this field out.