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Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Clerical Officer

Cloud Accounting Beginners’ Level Courses for Work in Accounts Payable and Receivable 

Our courses are designed to help you seek a full-time or part-time position in Accounts Payable, Receivable or as a Junior-Level Bookkeeper

OUR ONLINE CLOUD accounting courses will teach you the skills in cloud accounting software programs, including MYOB, Xero and Quickbooks, to be able to pay invoices, perform bank reconciliations, manage different aspects of a business’ operating expenses, and many other budget and finance tasks for businesses of all sizes.


Training Options for Accounts Payable and Receivable Roles: 

Beginner Level Cloud Accounting Packages

With our cloud accounting software courses you receive ALL skills levels for ONE LOW PRICE. These courses are perfect for someone with entry levels skills only, but because you receive all skills levels, it doesn’t matter if you have some experience or no experience at all. Our courses are perfect too for those wanting to refresh their accounting and bookkeeping skills, or progress to more advanced levels.

Also included upon graduation from all of our courses is a Certificate of Completion stating what you have achieved.


Microsoft Office Courses

Microsoft Office includes Word, Excel and Outlook and most employers will expect that someone working in the role of Accounts Payable / Receivable or clerical and junior bookkeeping positions will be competent in its use.

Read what is included our Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook courses

The Job Role

accounts payable receivable clerical positionWhat Does an Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerical Officer Do?

Accounts Payable and Receivable officers are responsible for paying invoices owed by a company to its suppliers or vendors. They typically work in medium to large-sized businesses, where they may also be called an Accounts Officer, or on a contract basis as a Junior Bookkeeper, and be responsible for investigating the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating expenses.

There is some overlap in the role of a bookkeeper and an accounts payable officer, and many bookkeepers also provide accounts payable services to clients.

The Daily Tasks of an Accounts Payable Officer

The day-to-day tasks that an accounts payable officer will perform include:

  • Preparing and processing documentation related to accounts payable
  • Reconciling invoices and despatching payments
  • Calculating, analysing and investigating the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
  • Preparing bank reconciliations
  • Allocating expenditure to specified budget accounts
  • Summarising expenditure and receipts
  • Preparing records of standard costs and values for items such as raw materials and packaging supplies
  • Recording cost variations and contract price movements
  • Compiling cost data for preparation of operating budgets, and profit and loss calculations

An accounts payable officer may also work in a call centre.

Accounts payable officers are typically employed by a business on a part-time or full-time basis. Some accounts payable officers also provide bookkeeping and BAS services on a contract basis.

The Soft Skills of an Accounts Payable Officer

Accounts payable officers need to have a good head for numbers, as well as the ability to work with and analyse an array of data. They need to possess the following attributes:

  • Keen eye for detail
  • Numerical accuracy
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Good communication and intra-personal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines


The Qualifications of an Accounts Payable Officer

Accounts payable officers don’t require any formal qualifications as such, although some people working in accounts payable certainly possess degrees in accounting, finance and economics or business. At the very least, a person working in accounts payable will require a strong grasp of most accounting software and bookkeeping terms and general level maths.

How Else Can You Up-skill?

Career Pathways for Accounts Payable Officers

There are a multitude of career pathways for people who work in Accounts Payable and Receivable, or who are trained to work in these roles. Whether you’re employed in a large company, or specifically at an accounting or bookkeeping firm; working in the accounts receivable and payable section is a great way for prospective BAS agents to gain the supervision and work experience necessary to register with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Read more about the requirements to become a registered BAS agent

In medium to large businesses, the workload in the Accounts Payable and Receivable area can be enormous. This may mean you’ll be doing the same or similar tasks all day long; however, should you start working for smaller businesses you’ll be expected to know more about a variety of different skills — skills that are taught in our Xero Advanced CertificateMYOB Advanced Certificate and QuickBooks Online Advanced Certificate courses.

Other training courses designed to up-skill people looking to do the kind of work above, including:

Why Choose to Learn with EzyLearn?

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We have been providing online training courses for over 20 years and work with our students to ensure our courses are relevant to real life bookkeeping and business scenarios and result in actual job outcomes. We are endorsed by professionals within the bookkeeping industry and have hundreds of satisfied students who can testify to the relevance and high quality of our training materials.

Read more about why choose EzyLearn for your study


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