ANZSCO 5511

Accounting Clerks

EMPLOYED

144,600

PART-TIME SHARE

33%

FEMALE SHARE

78%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,250

MEDIAN AGE

46

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

5,200

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.

  • 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
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Accounting Clerks All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 67% 69%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 40 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,250 $1,593
    Median hourly earnings $33 $41

    Industries

    Accounting Clerks work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    29.7%

    Victoria

    25.3%

    Queensland

    21.3%

    South Australia

    6.9%

    Tasmania

    1.5%

    Northern Territory

    1.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.2%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2023, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Accounting Clerks All Occupations
    Median age 46 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 78% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Accounting Clerks
    15–19 5.2 0.6
    20–24 9.1 4.7
    25–34 22.7 18.4
    35–44 22.3 24.7
    45–54 20.4 25.7
    55–59 8.8 11.6
    60–64 6.5 8.4
    65 and Over 4.9 5.9

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Accounting Clerks
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 8.7
    Bachelor degree 23.2 21.1
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 14.9
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 17.4
    Year 12 15.9 19.0
    Year 11 4.0 5.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 9.1
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