ANZSCO 551111

Accounts Clerks

EMPLOYED

93,000

PART-TIME SHARE

36%

FEMALE SHARE

85%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

45

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Accounts Clerks monitor creditor and debtor accounts, and undertake related routine documentation. They may work in call centres.

  • Prepares and processes documentation related to accounts payable and receivable
  • Reconciles invoices and dispatches payments
  • Calculates, analyses and investigates the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
  • Prepares bank reconciliations
  • Allocates expenditure to specified budget accounts
  • Summarises expenditure and receipts
  • May work in a call centre
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Accounts Clerks All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 60% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 40 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Accounts Clerks work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    32.1%

    Victoria

    26.0%

    Queensland

    19.8%

    South Australia

    6.7%

    Tasmania

    1.7%

    Northern Territory

    0.9%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.8%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Accounts Clerks All Occupations
    Median age 45 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 85% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Accounts Clerks
    15–19 5.2 0.6
    20–24 9.1 4.6
    25–34 22.7 17.8
    35–44 22.3 24.7
    45–54 20.4 26.0
    55–59 8.8 11.8
    60–64 6.5 8.5
    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 qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Accounts Clerks
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 8.7
    Bachelor degree 23.2 20.7
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 15.0
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 16.1
    Year 12 15.9 19.6
    Year 11 4.0 5.2
    Year 10 and below 9.7 9.5
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