Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining accurate records of financial transactions.

The specific duties of a Bookkeeper may vary depending on the type and size of the business, but will generally include preparing reports, data entry, payroll processing and banking reconciliation. The average salary of a Bookkeeper is $55,033 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $55,033
salary range
$49,492
$55,033
$60,574
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
-11% by 2020
-11%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Bookkeeper are:
NSW
NSW 24.9%
VIC
VIC 29.1%
QLD
QLD 21.3%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Bookkeeper are:
  • Aptitude for working with numbers
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Gain basic accounting skills and prepare yourself to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Clerk.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Help further your bookkeeping career with a diploma or advanced diploma. Advance your knowledge in corporate finance and accounting principles and explore more senior roles in the finance industry.