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.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $53,398
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 31,800

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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Related courses

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Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Certificate III in Business
Certificate III in Business Administration
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Diploma of Accounting
Diploma of Payroll Services
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
BAS Agent Registration
Certificate III in Financial Services
Certificate IV in Financial Services
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