551111 Accounts Clerk

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
551111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Accounts Clerk
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

551111 ACCOUNTS CLERK

Alternative Title:
Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk

Monitors creditor and debtor accounts, and undertakes related routine documentation. May work in a call centre.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisations:
Audit Clerk
Investment Accounting Clerk

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

5511 Accounting Clerks

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5511
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Accounting Clerks
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5511 ACCOUNTING CLERKS

ACCOUNTING CLERKS monitor creditor and debtor accounts, undertake related routine documentation, and calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating costs.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

preparing and processing documentation related to accounts payable and receivable
reconciling invoices and despatching payments
calculating, analysing and investigating the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
preparing bank reconciliations
allocating expenditure to specified budget accounts
summarising expenditure and receipts
preparing records of standard costs and values for items such as raw materials and packaging supplies
recording cost variations and contract price movements
compiling cost data for preparation of operating budgets, and profit and loss calculations
investigating the costs of proposed expenditures, quotations and estimates
preparing reports of total costs, inventory adjustments, selling prices and profits
may work in a call centre

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 300.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
934.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 005.80