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Bookkeepers maintain and evaluate records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.

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Bookkeepers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
108,400
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$755
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • keeping financial records, and maintaining and balancing accounts using manual and computerised systems
  • monitoring cash flow and lines of credit
  • preparing and producing financial statements, budget and expenditure reports and analyses using account books, ledgers and accounting software packages
  • preparing invoices, purchase orders and bank deposits
  • reconciling accounts against monthly bank statements
  • verifying recorded transactions and reporting irregularities to management
  • may be required to prepare forms reporting business tax entitlements and obligations such as the amount of goods and services tax paid and collected

Job Titles

  • Bookkeeper

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert II in Financial Services
  • Certificate III in Financial Services
  • Cert IV in Bookkeeping
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting *

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