What's it like to be an Accounts Payable Officer?
An Accounts Payable Officer is responsible for finalising payments and managing expenses for items sold and services provided to customers or clients. They may also manage the payment cycle for employees of the organisation.
Tasks and duties
- Reviewing, processing, verifying and reconciling all payments and expenditures including payroll, invoices, superannuation and purchase orders.
- Preparing monthly financial reports and expense statements.
- Addressing and resolving financial queries from clients, suppliers and staff.
Accounts Payable Officers are important members of a finance team. They work in a range of settings such as educational institutions, finance and accounting firms, building and construction companies, within the health industry and non-profit organisations.
People with skills in data entry, an interest in financial matters, a keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills are well suited to a career as an Accounts Payable Officer.
What can I earn as an Accounts Payable Officer?
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How to become an Accounts Payable Officer
- Gain experience in the field with an entry-level position or alternatively, undertake qualifications in finance or economics, accounting, business or commerce. This may be a course such as a Diploma of Accounting (BSB50217) or a Bachelor of Accounting.
- Investigate whether you also need skills in software such as MYOB and Xero.
- There are multiple opportunities for Accounts Payable Officers who wish to further their career, such as working up to senior or managerial roles or to an Assistant Accountant position.
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