Accounts Officer Courses

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What does an Accounts Officer do?

An Accounts Officer looks after the overall financial accounts and records for an organisation. You’ll oversee all income and expenditure payments and keep a record of all transactions made. An Accounts Officer might have to process invoices, make necessary payments and reconcile bank statements. You may also manage employee payments and expenses. You’ll ensure all bookkeeping is up to date and prepare reports as requested.

An Accounts Officer need to be highly organised. You’ll need to be aware of all financial transactions and be able to process payments quickly when needed. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and should always follow correct financial procedures. Accounts Officers should be skilled with a range of software programs and should be able to produce professional financial reports.

Accounts Officer Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Accounts Officer.

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How much does an Accounts Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Accounts Officer generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Accounts Officer?

This industry has seen a slight decline in employee numbers in recent years. There are currently 135,500 people employed as an Accounts Officer in Australia compared to 141,500 five years ago. Accounts Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Accounts Officer?

If you’re thinking of starting a career as an Accounts Officer, you could enrol in a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This course will cover topics such as processing financial transactions, administering accounts and ledgers and preparing financial reports. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Accounting or a Diploma of Accounting.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within accounting and bookkeeping. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.