1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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5911-11 Bookkeeper

Maintains and evaluates records of financial transactions in account books or computerised accounting systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • prepares end of month postings in books of account such as sales, purchases and cash journals or in computerised accounting systems
  • posts and balances ledgers
  • verifies the accuracy of documents and records relating to financial transactions
  • prepares budget or income and expenditure reports
  • prepares profit and loss statements and trial balances
  • assists in the preparation of accounts and management reports
  • may assist in the supervision of accounts staff

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