Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures.
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Accounting and related clerks work throughout the private and public sectors in organizations of all sizes. People in this career should have excellent numeracy, organizational and time-management skills. They must also be good communicators.
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 7,900
Accounting and related clerks:
In addition to regular accounting duties, employees are often also expected to work directly with clients by answering inquiries.
Source: 2016 Census
Accounting and related clerks require a minimum of grade 12, along with a wide range of on-the-job experience. Other requirements may include:
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Progression to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager is possible with additional training and experience.