How to Become an Accounts Payable Officer

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What do I need to study to become an Accounts Payable Officer?

This BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Financial Administration) qualification from Open Colleges will give you all the relevant skills and knowledge to excel in the field of business administration and financial management. View course information
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Definition of Accounts Payable Officer

The main role of an Accounts Payable Officer is to make certain that their company’s invoices are paid on schedule and that they are not being overcharged for any goods or services.

Administering the outgoing payments ledger, the Accounts Payable Officer ensures that all expenditures are accurately recorded and upholds the organisation’s financial control procedures. They also manage many internal payments such as staff reimbursement, petty cash and tax exemption certificates.

In some cases the Accounts Payable Officer also serves in the accounts receivable role, sending and following up invoices, collecting and processing payments, and handling issues such as defaulting payments and disputes.

Career Outlook for Accounts Payable Officer

The average age of people working as is with of them being male. of are employed full-time and they typically work around hours per week.


Unemployment is and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around . In 2015 there were working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be , with numbers around in 2020.