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What does a Bookkeeper do?

A Bookkeeper maintains the financial records of a business or organisation. You’ll keep track of all transactions including income as well as expenditure. Bookkeepers need to be able to provide financial information on the business when required and may have to prepare a detailed report. You’ll maintain files and records including both paperwork and electronic financial systems. Bookkeepers may have to oversee various payments and reconcile bank statements.

A Bookkeeper needs to have a strong understanding of their company’s financial procedures and should be able to work with a range of software systems to prepare and retrieve financial information. It’s important that you can work as part of a larger team and you’ll need to be able to work with people at all levels of your organisation. Bookkeepers should be organised and have excellent attention to detail.

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

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How much does a Bookkeeper earn?

In Australia, a full time Bookkeeper generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 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 a Bookkeeper?

The number of people working as a Bookkeeper has dropped slightly over the last five years. There are now 100,200 people in this job role in Australia compared to 107,000 previously. Bookkeepers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Bookkeeper?

If you’re planning a career as a Bookkeeper you could think about enrolling in a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. This course will explore practical skills like 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.