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


  • Audit Clerk
  • Investment Accounting Clerk

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Accounts Administration
Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
Diploma of Accounting
Diploma of Payroll Services
Advanced Diploma of Accounting