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Becoming an Accounts Clerk

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Also known as Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk.
Monitors creditor and debtor accounts, and undertakes related routine documentation. May work in a call centre.
Training time 0.5 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,157
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 34,700

What does an Accounts Clerk do?

  • 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


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