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An accounting clerk is a member of an organisation's accounting department, accountable for supporting both clerical and administrative duties. You will be responsible for data entry and managing ledgers, assuring payments and receivables are current, or coding documents according to an organisation's schemes. You should be professional and polite with strong computer abilities and a thorough knowledge of accounting and financial principles.
Accounting clerk responsibilities:
- Completing basic office tasks, including replying to phone calls, acknowledging emails, processing mail, filing, etc.
- Posting financial transactions in databases. Maintain a thorough account of business transactions and insert data from daily work logs into the company’s general ledger system.
- Protects organisation’s value by keeping information confidential.
- Help manage and prepare information for reports in a timely manner.
- Assemble data and prepare a variety of reports.
- Operate with adding machines, calculators, databases, and bank statements.
- Secure customers accept payments or refunds.
- Look after customer accounts for non-payment and delayed payment.
- Provides routine records and posts financial transactions; regulates entries and internal ledgers to financial reporting system reports.
Accounting clerk requirements and skills:
- A high school diploma is required, more knowledge and experience are generally favoured.
- Requires 3 years experience.
- Efficient verbal and written expression skills.
- Outstanding analytical, computational, and mathematical techniques.
- General knowledge and understanding of accounting procedures.
- MS Office and knowledge of accounting software.
- Ability to prepare financial reports. Knowledge of university invoicing and accounts payable procedures and practices.
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