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Account Support Officer

Find out how to become an account support officer in the accounting and finance sector. Get information on salary, industry growth, skills required and qualifications.

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The current average salary of an account support officer is $60,000 - 75,000 per annum

Overview

Account support officers process payments of company bills and accounts and calculate operational costs. Although job opportunities might plateau, there will be 41, 000 new jobs created over the next 5 years, since most industries require accounts clerks.

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Key skills

Account support officers keep track of creditor/debtor accounts, maintain documentation, calculate wages, operational and overhead costs of a company.

  • Good understanding of accounting concepts, financial reporting systems and taxes
  • Mathematically-minded with strong attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of accounting software, record keeping skills and communication skills
  • Attention to detail to prepare documentation for accounts payable/receivable, reconcile invoices and calculate costs
  • Accurate, organised and able to maintain confidentiality

Quick facts

Account support officers are accurate and detailed. Women make up 81.3% of the workforce. Jobs may plateau over the next five years, but their services will always be needed.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    36.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Construction; technical, scientific and professional services; manufacturing; and public service
  • Average qualification level
    18.5% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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