Accounts Clerk

An Accounts Clerk is responsible for performing a wide range of accounting duties to support the business. Tasks can include payment of invoices, managing expenses, verifying and reconciling financial data, assisting in setting budgets, cash flow management and responding and liaising with external clients and vendors to resolve issues and ensure that the business is in a healthy financial state.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial plans
  • Deposit money into business accounts and perform other banking duties
  • Liaise with clients regarding outstanding invoices and payments
  • Manage weekly/monthly operating costs such as wages and petty cash
  • Monitor cash flow of the business
  • Payment of invoices and expenses
  • Prepare and distribute financial reports and documents to management and staff as required
  • Prepare management reports including Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Reconcile expenditure reports

Skills required

  • Analytic / Problem Solving Skills
  • Ethical
  • Mathematics
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Account clerks typically work in an indoor office environment. A typical work week is Monday through to Friday, however at busy times (such as the end of the financial year), account clerks may need to work overtime or weekends.

Professional associations / Industry information

CPA Australia

CPA Australia is one of the worlds largest accounting bodies with a membership of more than 139,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe.

Institute of Public Accountants

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is a professional organisation for accountants recognised for their practical, hands-on skills and a broad understanding of the total business environment.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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