Accounts Officer

Coordinate and record financial activities and transactions.
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What's it like to be an Accounts Officer?

Accounts Officers coordinate income and expense activities for companies. They are also responsible for bookkeeping, petty cash, employee expenses and reconciling invoices.
Accounts Officer

Tasks and duties

  • Processing invoices.
  • Managing petty cash and staff expenses.
  • Responding to customer, vendor and employee enquiries.
  • Processing payments.
  • Reconciling bank statements.
  • Providing general administrative support when needed.

How to become an Accounts Officer

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You don’t need qualifications to work as an Accounts Officer, but they may be viewed favourably by employers.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Accounts Administration (FNS30317), available through TAFE and registered training organisations.
  2. Alternatively, consider completing a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217), which will provide you with a broader skill set.
  3. Level up your learning with a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217). To enrol in the Diploma you’ll need to have completed the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, or you’ll need to complete an Accounting Principles Skill Set (FNSSS00014) to upskill.

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Average ratings calculated from 61 Accounts Officers surveyed on SEEK.
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Latest Accounts Officer reviews

Latest reviews from 49 Accounts Officers surveyed on SEEK.

May 2021
Accounting jobs may seem boring but it's still a role that needs technical skills.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Accounting and Finance
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
With solid professional skills to support your life.
The challenges
Attention to details and willingness to keep learning new policies or skills.
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Mar 2020
Accounts and Payroll is what I have done most of my life and am pigeon holed to do anything else.
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
There can be a lot of diversity in the role and no two days are alike. When considering a career know you need attention to detail and accuracy first if you are a little slower that is fine so long a...
The challenges
The payment for the work you do isn't the greatest anymore. You are not treated as an individual who provides an important part of the business but as a liability who doesn't bring in the money for t...
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