Bookkeeper

Job Description

Bookkeeper’s are someone who ensures that all of a company’s expenses, income, and transactions are recorded in the company’s books and reconcile the company’s financial accounts, typically on a monthly basis. Their role at a company varies by the size and nature of the business. They also produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

Some people get their first bookkeeping role with a high school qualification, then learn everything else on the job. But it certainly helps to get further education.

In Australia, the ICB offers a certificate in bookkeeping and accounting that is the minimum qualification needed if you want to be a registered business activity statement (BAS) agent.

Increasingly, Members will have achieved the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Attributes

  • Autonomy
  • Acumen
  • Communication
  • Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Punctual
  • Receptive
  • Reliable
  • Thorough
  • Self-Motivation
  • Trustworthy

Key Skills

Mathematically Minded

Computer Skills

Planning

Taxes

PAYG

Superannuation

Investments

Compliance

Financial Services

Future Prospects

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