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Bookkeepers maintain and analyse balance sheets, ledgers, payroll documents, bills, receipts and other financial documentation.

Duties and tasks

  • Calculate and dispense employee payroll and superannuation
  • Checked balances in ledgers and various transaction accounts
  • Create budget reports
  • Handle accounts payable and receivable
  • Manage financial records and balance accounts using a combination of computerised and manual systems
  • Monitor transaction records and alert management of any anomalies
  • Prepare invoices, financial statements and expenditure reports

Skills required

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

Working conditions

Bookkeepers typically work regular business hours Monday to Friday in an indoor office environment.

Professional associations / Industry information

Finance Sector Union (National Office) 

Institute of Public Accountants 

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