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There are currently 134 000 people employed in similar roles to Inventory Clerks in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) there will be up to 50 000 job openings within this profession. The demand is expected to be high.
Employment by State
The majority of Inventory Clerks are hired in NSW. Inventory Clerk positions are much higher in VIC than the average for all occupations, while the population in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, TAS, NT and ACT remains close to the national average.
This is a female dominated industry. 82% of Inventory Clerks are female and 18% are male.
The median age for people in similar roles to Inventory Clerks is 42 years. Inventory Clerks are 2 years older than the average age for all occupations.
Inventory Clerks work an average of 37.2 hours a week. This is 3.9 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.
The majority of workers employed in similar professions have a qualification that is Year 12 or above. 14.5% of similar professions to Inventory Clerks hold an Advanced Diploma, 16% have Bachelor degrees and 5.3% of Inventory Clerks hold post graduate qualifications.
Inventory Clerk Duties & Tasks
Provide and handle documentation related to accounts payable and receivable
Reconcile invoices and despatch payments
Calculate and examine the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
Prepare bank reconciliations
Allocate expenditure to budget accounts
Keep records of standard values for items including raw materials and packaging supplies
Record cost variations and contract price movements
Develop cost data for operating budgets, profit and loss calculations
Examine the costs of projected expenditures and estimates
*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.