Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
Accounts payable clerk
Accounts receivable clerk
Income tax return preparer
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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
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
Compile budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets
Prepare period or cost statements or reports
Calculate costs of materials, overhead and other expenses based on estimates, quotations, and price lists
Respond to customer inquiries, maintain good customer relations and solve problems
Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of college or other courses certified by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, Canadian Securities Institute or Canadian Bookkeepers Association may be required.
Some accounting clerks must be bondable.
Progression to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager is possible with additional training and experience.
Broad occupational category