Accounts Clerk

An accounts clerk is responsible for performing various financial and clerical tasks to support the accurate and efficient management of an organisation's financial records. They assist in maintaining financial data, processing transactions, and ensuring compliance with accounting regulations.

Accounts clerks play a crucial role in the financial operations of organisations. They handle tasks that range from recording financial transactions and verifying their accuracy to processing invoices and reconciling accounts. They maintain organised records and contribute to the smooth functioning of an organisation's financial processes.


  • Recording financial transactions in ledgers or accounting software.
  • Processing invoices, receipts, and payments.
  • Reconciling bank statements and accounts.
  • Assisting with payroll processing.
  • Maintaining accurate financial records.
  • Generating financial reports and summaries.
  • Assisting with budget preparation and tracking.


  • Attention to detail.
  • Mathematical proficiency.
  • Data entry and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Familiarity with accounting software and tools (e.g., QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel).
  • Ability to work with numbers and spreadsheets.


  • Corporations and businesses of various sizes.
  • Nonprofit organisations.
  • Government agencies.
  • Accounting firms.
  • Financial institutions.

Further Information

To gather more information about a career as an accounts clerk, you can:

  • Research job descriptions and responsibilities online.
  • Contact local businesses or organisations to inquire about job roles.
  • Reach out to career counsellors or advisors.
  • Network with professionals in the accounting field.
  • Explore online job boards and industry websites.
  • Consider internships or entry-level positions to gain firsthand experience.

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