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Around 111,300 people are currently employed as Bookkeepers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 121,700 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.
Employment by State
29.5% of all Bookkeepers are employed in VIC. The area with the lowest number of Bookkeepers is NT, with only 1%.
This is a very female dominated industry with 7.5% of Bookkeepers being male and 92.5% female.
The most popular age for people working as Bookkeepers is 45-54 years old, with 29.9%. A small percentage (7.1%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Bookkeepers, with 12.4% aged 55-59.
Bookkeepers work an average of 38.7 hours a week which is 2.2 hours lower than the average for all occupations.
The majority of Bookkeepers have a Advanced Diploma/Diploma qualification (21.2%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (20.2%). 65.5% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 34.5% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.
Bookkeeper Duties & Tasks
Keep accurate and up-to-date financial records, maintain and balance accounts using manual and computerised systems
Monitor cash flows and lines of credit
Prepare and produce financial statements, budget and expenditure reports and evaluate using account books, ledgers and accounting software packages
Prepare invoices, purchase orders and bank deposits
Reconcile accounts against monthly bank statements
Verify and maintain financial records
May prepare forms reporting business tax entitlements and obligations including goods and services tax paid and collected
*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.