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Senior Financial Clerk

Senior Financial Clerks record and compile summaries of the financial transactions and statements of an enterprise, often for management. They might receive and record invoices and arrange payment as well as preparing and sending invoices to debtors and calculating wages and salaries.

A Senior Financial Clerk needs to have gained a few years of work experience, working as a staff or junior accountant, bookkeeper, etc. A Senior Financial Clerk is one who holds a higher rank and position of a company he or she might have a post-graduation degree to qualify.

They may also investigate and follow up on discrepancies or other accounting matters as required. Senior Financial Clerks obtain and provide information to do with procedure and policies. 


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 121,700 people are currently employed as Senior Financial Clerks in Australia. This is set to decrease slightly to 119,400 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

32% of all Senior Financial Clerks are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Senior Financial Clerks is NT, with only 0.9%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 18.7% of Senior Financial Clerks being male and 81.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Senior Financial Clerks is 45-54 years old, with 25.8%. A small percentage (5.3%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Senior Financial Clerks, with 9.4% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Senior Financial Clerks work an average of 36.2 hours a week which is 4.7 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Senior Financial Clerks have a Year 12 qualification (20%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (18.8%). 58.7% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 41.3% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Senior Financial Clerk Duties & Tasks

In charge of assigning work, supervising and instructing clerical staff and executing administrative tasks on a day-to-day basis

Responsible for maintaining and managing the office properties and assets and has to maintain the overall discipline in the office environment

Ensure compliance of corporate standards and policies in an organisation

Delegating responsibilities and setting up time schedules for the clerical staff 

Assign clerical tasks to its subordinates, like data- entry or record keeping and has to assist them in their projects if necessary

Conduct routine correspondence on important matters where procedures are well-defined

Check reports and records for accuracy and proper extension and has to process, sort, index, and record them properly



*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.