Two accounting clerks reconcile the months invoices

Accounting Clerk

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.

Overview

Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.

Day-to-day

  • preparing and processing documentation related to accounts payable and receivable
  • reconciling invoices and despatching payments
  • calculating, analysing and investigating the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
  • preparing bank reconciliations
  • allocating expenditure to specified budget accounts
  • summarising expenditure and receipts
  • preparing records of standard costs and values for items such as raw materials and packaging supplies
  • recording cost variations and contract price movements
  • compiling cost data for preparation of operating budgets, and profit and loss calculations
  • investigating the costs of proposed expenditures, quotations and estimates
  • preparing reports of total costs, inventory adjustments, selling prices and profits
  • may work in a call centre.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,190 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Accounting Clerk

  • You can work as an Accounting Clerk without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as accounting, business administration, banking and finance, management and commerce, secretarial and clerical.

    Take a Certificate III in Business Administration

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