How to Become a Bookkeeper

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FNS60217Mentor EducationAdvanced Diploma of Accounting

Build your specialist accounting and business knowledge with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) from Mentor Education. Learn about governance, statistical analysis, legal principles and financial reporting.

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 Swinburne OnlineBachelor of Accounting

Build in-demand business skills to help solve problems with this online Bachelor of Accounting course from Swinburne Online.

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 Swinburne OnlineBachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Take the first step in an exciting career tacking strategic financial problems with this online Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) course. 

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 Torrens University AustraliaBachelor of Commerce

Take your first step in an exciting business career by studying this Bachelor of Commerce course. 

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FNS40615MCI InstituteCertificate IV Accounting

Gain essential skills and core competencies to help you begin a career in accountancy with this self-paced online Certificate IV Accounting (FNS40615) from MCI Institute.

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FNS41815MCI InstituteCertificate IV Financial Services

Get essential skills for a rewarding career in the financial services sector with this online Certificate IV Financial Services (FNS41815) from MCI Institute.

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FNS40615Open CollegesCertificate IV in Accounting

Study this Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) course online and you will gain a thorough understanding of financial practices and procedures.

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FNS40217The National Finance InstituteCertificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Kickstart a rewarding career with the industry knowledge and specialist skills gained through this Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) from NFI.

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FNS40615 & FNS40215Open CollegesCertificate IV in Accounting and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Develop your accounting expertise! This dual qualification Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615) and Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) from Open Colleges is your ticket to a diverse and rewarding career path in accounting and finance.

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FNS40215Open CollegesCertificate IV in Bookkeeping

Studying a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) course online will give you a thorough understanding of the financial industry and the role of bookkeeping in a business.

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FNS50217Monarch InstituteDiploma of Accounting

Take the next step in your accounting career with this online Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) from Monarch Institute and achieve your goals.

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FNS50217Mentor EducationDiploma of Accounting

Study this Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) course and learn key accounting processes and methodologies.

You will cover tax, management accounting, legal principles and the use of complex spreadsheets and preparation of financial reports in this online diploma program.

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FNS50217The National Finance InstituteDiploma of Accounting

Develop your professional skills and take your career in finance further with this online Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217) from NFI.

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BSB50415UpskilledDiploma of Business Administration

This Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) course will give you the skills to understand all facets of business operations.

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Definition of Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers are in charge of producing and maintaining financial records for a business or organisation, recording transactions, updating statements and verifying accuracy as well as generating financial statements and other reports for managers and supervisors.



Utilising specialised accounting software, spreadsheets and databases, Bookkeepers enter information from receipts and bills into computers in order to generate reports and collate data as well as often taking on additional responsibilities like invoicing, purchasing and payroll, requiring them to occasionally communicate with clients.



Some Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining an entire organisation’s accounts, known as the general ledger, while others operate as accounting clerks, handling specific tasks as part of a larger team. They prepare bank deposits, verify receipts, send payments and keep track of overdue accounts.

What are the responsibilities of a Bookkeeper ?

  • Producing statements, budget reports and financial analyses using accounting software.
  • Reviewing bank statements and reconciling accounts.
  • Monitoring and verifying recorded transactions and identifying and reporting irregularities.
  • Maintaining financial records and balancing accounts.
  • Tracking cash flow and credit lines and reporting to management.
  • Generating purchase orders, invoices and bank deposits.
  • Preparing reports on tax entitlements and obligations such as GST.
  • Calculating interest on investments and managing business repayments.

Career Outlook for Bookkeeper

The average age of people working as is 47 with 7.50% of them being male. 31.60% of are employed full-time and they typically work around 37 hours per week.

 

Unemployment is below average and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around $1,000 per week Before Tax. In 2015 there were 99,800 working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be in decline, with numbers around 88,400 in 2020.