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Becoming a Bookkeeper

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Maintains and evaluates records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.
Training time 0.5 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,073
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 31,400

What does a Bookkeeper do?

  • keeping financial records, and maintaining and balancing accounts using manual and computerised systems
  • monitoring cash flow and lines of credit
  • preparing and producing financial statements, budget and expenditure reports and analyses using account books, ledgers and accounting software packages
  • preparing invoices, purchase orders and bank deposits
  • reconciling accounts against monthly bank statements
  • verifying recorded transactions and reporting irregularities to management


  • Financial Administration Officer

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