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Accounting & Bookkeeping Job Descriptions
By William Cowie
They’re great courses for formalising the financial services skills you’ve learnt on the job, or developing your abilities as an accountant or bookkeeper after completing a Certificate III in Accounts Administration, or Cert III/IV in Business Administration. They’re also a good point of entry into a career in the financial services industry for many people.
The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualifications also meet the minimum training standards to be a registered Business Activity Statement (BAS) Agent, required by law for anyone who provides BAS services for a fee or other reward.
You’re not quite sure what kind of jobs you can get with those qualifications, or what such a job might entail….
Don’t worry, we’re preparing a series of accounting and bookkeeping job descriptions to highlight some of the jobs you could pursue and the types of responsibilities you’d have in each role.
So come back every week for the latest instalment of our series!
Part one of our series explores the role and responsibilities of an Accounts Receivable Clerk. An essential role in just about any business that deals with money (can you think of one that doesn’t?), an accounts receivable clerk is responsible for ensuring the timely, efficient and accurate receipt of payments in the accounts under their control by providing financial, clerical and administrative services.
Find out more about this essential position -> Accounting Job Descriptions Part 1: Accounts Receivable Clerk.
Part two of our series explores the role and responsibilities of a Payroll Clerk. The Payroll Clerk duties are essential for any business or organisation that employs people, creating job opportunities all over the country, in just about every industry. The Payroll Clerk must ensure that all employees are paid on time and accurately, as well as calculating other essential information such as PAYG taxes for employees, employer superannuation contributions, employee superannuation contributions, Medicare levies and more.
Find out more about this essential position -> Accounting Job Descriptions Part 2: Payroll Clerk
Be self employed: Become a Contract Bookkeeper
Part 3 of our series explores the world of self-employed bookkeepers. Starting your own business as a contract bookkeeper is ideal for those looking for the freedom of being your own boss. Flexible work arrangements can allow you to be at home all day – perfect for parents looking after kids, or if you find it challenging to get into the office every day.
Business Accounting Statements and BAS services are among the most important tasks contract bookkeepers can perform. Contract bookkeepers need to be qualified and experienced in order to become a registered BAS agent and provide those services for a fee or compensation.
Find out more about this career here -> Become a Contract Bookkeeper
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