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Minor Group

551 Accounting Clerks and Bookkeepers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Accounting Clerks and Bookkeepers compile, record and process documents relating to creditors and debtors, operating costs, financial transactions and payrolls.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and processing documentation related to accounts payable and receivable, and wages and salaries
  • reconciling invoices and despatching payments
  • investigating, compiling and preparing reports of operating cost data
  • keeping financial records
  • maintaining, reconciling and balancing accounts
  • processing payments of accounts, and wages and salaries