Accounts Clerk

Overview

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

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

Tasks

  • 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
  • may work in a call centre

Alternative Titles

  • Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk

Specialisations

  • Audit Clerk
  • Investment Accounting Clerk

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

2 courses found.

Course name Providers
FNS40615: Certificate IV in Accounting
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
Superseded by:
FNS40217 : Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
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FNS30315: Certificate III in Accounts Administration
View on:
Training.gov.au
Funded under:
Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
Superseded by:
FNS30317 : Certificate III in Accounts Administration
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