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Find out how to become a bookkeeper to work in a wide range of industries. Learn about average salaries and the job role.

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The current average salary of an Bookkeeper is $65,000- $82,000 annually


Using account books and digital accounting software, bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining and analysing financial records. Bookkeepers review cash flow and credit, manage invoices and banking and prepare financial reports.

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Key skills

Bookkeepers use clerical, mathematical and accounting skills to manage files and records.

  • Keeping records
  • Invoicing
  • Verifying transactions
  • Balancing accounts
  • Banking
  • Performing analyses with reference to ledgers and records.
  • Reporting irregularities

Quick facts

Working as a bookkeeper allows you to exercise your mathematical and organisational skills to manage a business' financial records.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.7 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; construction; and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
  • Average qualification level
    20% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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