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Accounts Payable Officer

Manage payments and expenses for an organisation as part of a finance team.

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What can I earn as an Accounts Payable Officer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Accounts Payable Officer is between $60k and $70k
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How to become an Accounts Payable Officer


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While formal qualifications aren’t required to become an Accounts Payable Officer, a solid understanding of bookkeeping and accounting is needed. Employers may prefer individuals who have qualifications in a related field or those with several years experience in accounts payable.

  1. 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.
  2. Investigate whether you also need skills in software such as MYOB and Xero.
  3. 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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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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How do Accounts Payable Officers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 23 Accounts Payable Officers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.8

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Nov 2018
Accounts payable is great for those that like to build on familiarity to gain company knowledge
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Psychology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Foreign accounts
The good things
Processing and QC of data for budget Cost control Detail orientated data or summary for future budgets Linking and information relevant to assets
The challenges
Integration of systems Limitations of system work flows Database management Training of staff for consistency
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Nov 2018
AP is really tough position, but will be easier getting money out of someone else's pocket.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
Can learn about cash flow management skill. Especially, if company does not have enough cash flows to pay their creditors, AP officer has to prioritize who pays first and later.
The challenges
Being chased by creditors is not really easy. Sometime, they tell or swear.
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