What's it like to be a Bookkeeper?
Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining accurate records of financial transactions and producing financial statements. This may include preparing and lodging Business Activity Statements (BAS) for taxation purposes.
Tasks and duties
- Recording the financial transactions of a business in bookkeeping software, spreadsheets or databases.
- Preparing and sending invoices and receipts to debtors.
- Processing payroll and maintaining employee records.
- Reporting irregularities in data to management.
- Producing balance sheets, income statements and other financial documents.
Bookkeepers usually work in small to medium sized businesses across a variety of industries. The scope of a Bookkeeper’s role and day-to-day tasks may vary based on the size of the business.
What can I earn as a Bookkeeper?
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How to become a Bookkeeper
- Complete a qualification, such as a Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) or Diploma in Accounting (FNS50217) in a TAFE institution.
- Complete suitable GST and BAS units, which can be included as part of the Certificate IV course, as well as work experience supervised by a BAS Agent.
- Apply to the Tax Practitioners Board to register as a BAS Agent.