Assistant Accountant

Job Description

Accounts Assistants usually support the finance department, accountant, and management team by completing routine clerical and accounting tasks. They ensure that particular accounts, payments and bank reconciliations are accurately and efficiently processed. Accounts assistants also help to maintain records of payments, invoices, petty cash, preparing accounts payable and payroll.

Careers Ladder


You do not require formal qualifications to become an Assistant Accountant. You may like to undertake study in accounting or finance. This may be a Diploma of Accounting or a Certificate IV in Business Administration.

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

Being an Accounts Assistant is one of the first steps you can take towards forging a successful career in accounting or finance.


  • 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;