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Accounts Clerk

Also known as Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk.

Monitors creditor and debtor accounts, and undertakes related routine documentation. May work in a call centre.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Audit Clerk
  • Investment Accounting Clerk
Job prospects for Accounting Clerks in Victoria

Occupations in the Accounting Clerks group include Accounts Clerk and Cost Clerk.

Employment prospects
There are currently 34,700 Accounting Clerks in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$1,156.50

Hourly earnings
$30.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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