Accounts Assistant

Job Description

Accounts Assistants usually work as part of a finance team or supporting a financial practitioner to ensure that particular accounts, payments and bank reconciliations are accurately and efficiently processed. Accounts Assistants are important members of a finance team, and may be particularly busy at certain times, such as when they are preparing and finalising month-end and year-end accounts, audits and reports.

Careers Ladder


Being an Accounts Assistant is one of the first steps you can take towards forging a successful career in accounting or finance. Recent accounting graduates or people studying accountancy are ideally situated to work as an Accounts Assistant.

Undertake study in accounting or finance. This may be a Diploma of Accounting or a Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Gain experience in the field and if you wish to further your career within accounting consider further study, such as a Bachelor of Accounting.


  • Communication
  • Acumen
  • Thorough
  • Self-Motivation
  • Autonomy
  • Analytical
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Time Management
  • MYOB Accounting Software
  • Finance
  • Accuracy

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;