551211 Bookkeeper

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
551211
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Bookkeeper
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

551211 BOOKKEEPER

Maintains and evaluates records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisation:
Financial Administration Officer

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

5512 Bookkeepers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
5512
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Bookkeepers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

5512 BOOKKEEPERS

BOOKKEEPERS maintain and evaluate records of financial transactions in account books and computerised accounting systems.
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:

keeping financial records, and maintaining and balancing accounts using manual and computerised systems
monitoring cash flow and lines of credit
preparing and producing financial statements, budget and expenditure reports and analyses using account books, ledgers and accounting software packages
preparing invoices, purchase orders and bank deposits
reconciling accounts against monthly bank statements
verifying recorded transactions and reporting irregularities to management
may be required to prepare forms reporting business tax entitlements and obligations such as the amount of goods and services tax paid and collected

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
868.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
740.90
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
755.50