WHAT IS AN ACCOUNTS CLERK?

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Study this Certificate IV in Accounting course online and you will gain a thorough understanding of financial practices and procedures.

Monarch Institute<p>Gain in-demand accounting skills that boost your job opportunities and offer exciting career prospects with this online Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615).</p>
Monarch Institute<p>Add to your business skill set, start a new career in bookkeeping or go into business for yourself with this online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215).</p>
Mentor Education

This online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is the only bookkeeping qualification that is recommended by and delivered to members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

FNS40215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

This online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is the only bookkeeping qualification that is recommended by and delivered to members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
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FNS40215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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Mentor Education

The Certificate IV in Credit Management (FNS40115) course meets ASIC's consumer credit education requirements and is the perfect entry point into the credit management industry.

FNS40115

Certificate IV in Credit Management

The Certificate IV in Credit Management (FNS40115) course meets ASIC's consumer credit education requirements and is the perfect entry point into the credit management industry.
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Monarch Institute<p>Double your career prospects with the professional skills gained in this online Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Accounting & Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215 & FNS40615).</p>

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Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Accounting & Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Double your career prospects with the professional skills gained in this online Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Accounting & Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215 & FNS40615).


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Kaplan Business School

Your first step towards qualifying as an accountant is this nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Accounting course.

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What is an Accounts Clerk?

An Accounts Clerk is in charge of performing a wide range of accounting tasks to support their company or organisation. Duties include reviewing and paying invoices, managing expenses, and verifying and reconciling financial data.
They manage cash flow, assist in setting budgets and liaise with external parties to resolve issues and ensure that the business is in a healthy financial state

It is the responsibility of Accounts Clerks to monitor and maintain their company’s accounting records. Using specialised software, spreadsheets and databases, they enter balances and calculate interest on loans, investments and bank accounts. They must also reconcile account statements, identify and investigate discrepancies and generate financial reports.

What do Accounts Clerks do?

  • Assembling and processing documents regarding accounts payable and receivable.
  • Reconciling accounts and dispatching payments.
  • Calculating and researching the costs of proposed expenditure, wages, quotes and operational expenses.
  • Preparing bank reconciliations.
  • Managing budget allocations.
  • Maintaining records of standard costs and values for things like incidentals, raw materials and packaging supplies.
  • Verifying invoices and summarising expenditures.
  • Compiling data and generating reports on operating costs, inventory adjustments, budgets and profit and loss figures.

Career snapshot for Accounts Clerk

  • The average age of working Accounts Clerks is 43.
  • 17.00% of Accounts Clerks are male.
  • 62.90% of Accounts Clerks work full-time and on average they work around 36.6 hours per week.
  • With A Certificate II or III, Accounts Clerks get paid $1,071 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are average.
  • In 2015 records showed 137,400 employed Accounts Clerks.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be stable with employment numbers around 133,900 by 2020.
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