Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining an organisation's key accounting records, known as ledgers. Day-to-day activities include recording transactions such as income and outgoings, and posting them to various accounts. Being a broad and varied role, a Bookkeeper job description should emphasise the need f or a strong sense of time management and organisational skills, and with exposure to many aspects of the accounting function it can be a stepping stone to a more senior or specialised accounting role. A Bookkeeper is like the engine room of an accounting team, maintaining a variety of ledgers used to produce key financial reports. A Bookkeeper job description should express the need f or a candidate who is organised, and who loves numbers and accounting information.A Bookkeeper job description generally includes: Recording transactions such as income and outgoings, and posting them to various accounts Processing payments Conducting daily banking activities Producing various financial reports Reconciling reports to third-party records such as bank statements.

Bookkeeper job qualifications and requirements

To become a Bookkeeper, you will need to apply f or a BAS Agent registration and completed at least a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting.
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Accounts Payable (AP)
Accounts Receivable (AR)
Customer Service
General Ledger
Salary for Bookkeeper
$73,500 - $93,500
25th Percentile
The applicant has limited or no experience in the position and is still developing their skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
The applicant has an average level of experience and has most of the necessary skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
The applicant has above-average experience, has (nearly) all necessary skills, and may also have specialised qualifications. Demand: High
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Assistant Accountant $70,500 $78,500 $86,500 Accountant $95,500 $108,000 $114,500 Senior Accountant $107,500 $119,000 $132,500 Group Accountant $112,000 $127,500 $145,000 Accounts / Finance Officer $65,500 $72,000 $82,000 Accounts Payable Officer $63,500 $72,000 $82,000 Accounts Payable Manager $88,000 $100,500 $116,500 Accounts Receivable Officer $69,500 $76,000 $87,500 Accounts Receivable Manager $88,500 $100,500 $114,000 Corporate Accountant $112,000 $127,500 $145,000 Cost Accountant $110,000 $118,000 $135,000 Financial Accountant $93,500 $103,000 $112,500 Senior Financial Accountant $116,500 $130,000 $145,500 Management Accountant $100,000 $111,000 $120,000 Senior Management Accountant $120,000 $135,000 $145,000 Project Accountant $102,500 $118,000 $137,000
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