Accounts Clerk

Accounts Clerks will often work in accounts receivable or accounts payable, and assist the Accountant with creation of financial statements.

Accounts Clerks record and compile summaries of the financial transactions of an enterprise for management purposes.

Accounts clerks may work as a:

  • Bookkeeper who maintains and reconciles records of financial transactions (such as sales, wages and petty cash) and prepares regular statements showing receipts, payments and balances of accounts.
  • Collection Officer who keeps records of people who are behind in payments, prepares reports of loans and accounts that have amounts owing and forwards on reports for legal action.
  • Payroll Clerk who calculates, prepares and distributes wages, taking into account overtime and deductions such as tax, Medicare levy, health insurance payments and superannuation.
  • Accounts Payable Clerk who manages the processing of invoices and payments to other organisations.
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk who manages the processing of receipt of payments from other organisations.


  • Receive and record invoices and arrange payment;
  • Prepare and send invoices to debtors;
  • Process accounts;
  • Calculate, compile and distribute salaries and wages;
  • Prepare regular reports and summaries of accounts; and
  • Prepare financial statements.

Skills Required

  • Aptitude for figures;
  • Well organised;
  • Able to work as part of a team;
  • Able to meet deadlines;
  • Good communication skills; and
  • Aptitude for working with computers.


$48,000 - $60,000