Accounting and related clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Calculate, prepare and issue documents related to accounts such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements using computerized and manual systems
B. Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchase orders, cheques, invoices, cheque requisitions, and bank statements in a ledger or computer system
C. Compile budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets
D. Prepare period or cost statements or reports
E. Calculate costs of materials, overhead and other expenses based on estimates, quotations, and price lists
F. Respond to customer inquiries, maintain good customer relations and solve problems
G. Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.
1. Wholesale trade - 10.0%
2. Retail trade - 10.0%
3. Public administration - 9.0%
4. Accounting tax preparation bookkeeping and payroll services - 7.0%
5. Finance and insurance - 6.0%
6. Transportation and warehousing - 6.0%
7. Construction - 5.0%
1. You usually need a high school diploma.
2. You may need a college program or other course in accounting, bookkeeping or computer operations.
3. If you are an accounting clerk, you may need to be bondable.
4. With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or to a position requiring more skills such as bookkeeper.
5. Almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.
3. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
The average hourly wages for Accounting and Related Clerks is $15.78/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.