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Costing Clerk

Bookkeepers record and put together summaries of the financial transactions of a business or other organisation for management purposes.

Duties & Tasks
Bookkeepers may perform the following tasks:
  • receive and record invoices and arrange payment
  • prepare and send invoices to debtors
  • check and process loan applications
  • calculate and distribute wages and salaries
  • prepare regular reports and summaries of accounting activities
  • prepare financial statements and debtors' listings
  • check customers' credit ratings
  • verify recorded transactions and report irregularities to management
  • prepare reconciliations of accounts.
  • Working conditions
    In larger organisations, a bookkeeper's duties may be divided among a number of different positions.
    Personal requirements
  • aptitude for working with numbers
  • good organisational skills
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to meet deadlines
  • good communication skills.
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