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Accounts Payable Clerk

Find out how to become an accounts payable clerk in the finance sector. Get information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an accounts payable clerk is $50,000 - 60,500 per annum

Overview

An accounts payable clerk processes invoices and issues payments, performs accounting and clerical duties and help the wider accounting team. Every business, whether big or small, requires accounts payable clerks, resulting in an ongoing need for them in all sectors. There will be around 41,000 openings over the next 5 years.

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Key skills

Accounts payable clerks process invoices payable and receivable in an accurate, timely manner in compliance with financial policies and procedures.

  • Accuracy in compiling data, preparing reports, processing accounts payable and receivable, and doing reconciliations
  • Competent in financial operations and an affinity for numbers
  • Ability to use accounting software to prepare records
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Works well in a team

Quick facts

Accounts payable clerks prepare and process documentation for accounts receivable and payable. 81.3% are women. Jobs may plateau over the next 5 years.

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.

Study pathways

Get the qualifications you need to become an accounts payable clerk by studying these accounting courses below.

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