Accounting Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Around one in four workers have Year 12 as their highest education level. Even with a qualification, further experience or on-the-job training is sometimes required.
- 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
Accounts Clerk (also called Accounts Payable Clerk or Receivable Clerk)
Monitors creditor and debtor accounts, and undertakes related routine documentation. May work in a call centre.
Specialisations: Audit Clerk, Investment Accounting Clerk
Calculates and investigates the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating expenses.