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Accounts Assistant

Support a finance team to ensure that accounts and payments are accurately processed.

What's it like to be an Accounts Assistant?

Accounts Assistants usually work as part of a finance team or supporting a financial practitioner to ensure that particular accounts, payments and bank reconciliations are accurately and efficiently processed. Accounts Assistants are important members of a finance team, and may be particularly busy at certain times, such as when they are preparing and finalising month-end and year-end accounts, audits and reports.

Accounts Assistant

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing and processing payments and invoices, reconciling accounts and expenditures.
  • Preparing financial statements and budgets, including profit and loss statements.
  • Supporting financial practitioners and senior staff members as required, which may include processing documentation related to taxation, financial reporting, operating budgets, quotations and inventory adjustments.
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With keen attention to detail and accuracy, Accounts Assistants thrive if they have superior organisational skills and are confident using finance software and programs such as Excel, MYOB and NetSuite.

What can I earn as an Accounts Assistant?

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Accounts Assistant roles in AUS are typically advertised between $40k and $60k
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How to become an Accounts Assistant


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Being an Accounts Assistant is one of the first steps you can take towards forging a successful career in accounting or finance. Recent accounting graduates or people studying accountancy are ideally situated to work as an Accounts Assistant.

  1. Undertake study in accounting or finance. This may be a Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) or a Certificate IV in Business Administration (BSB40515).
  2. Gain experience in the field and if you wish to further your career within accounting consider further study, such as a Bachelor of Accounting.

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Diploma of Accounting

This diploma will provide you with the skills needed to find employment in professional accounting roles in the financial services industry.
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Bachelor of Accounting

This degree will prepare you for employment in a range of professional roles in the Accounting industry.
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Certificate IV in Business Administration

With this qualification you will develop your administrative skills and learn to provide leadership and guidance to others.

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Latest Accounts Assistant reviews

Latest reviews from 13 Accounts Assistants surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Account Assistant is the easiest without physical works but the hardest one in mindset role.. However, I love this crazy role !
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
retail clerk invoicing
The good things
For me being a accounts assistant will help you determine the expenses and income of the company, how the cash flow works, and helping the accountants to solve the issue. Through this you will have th...
The challenges
Issues and challenges that I normally face is to work under pressure and you need to be detail oriented else the blame is yours. However, doing it repeatedly can cope yourself from doing the mistakes.
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May 2021
Accounts is always interesting and gives you a respectable role in a business with plenty of work life balance
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Bookkeeping
The good things
Today is my first day in a new job but over the years with what I have learned I have been able to teach my family and run my husbands business keeping accounting costs down
The challenges
Learning new systems and products not familiar to you
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