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For a Bookkeeper, it’s all about making sure the numbers add up…

Any business, regardless of size, is required by law to keep a record of their financial transactions (or ‘keep books’). Transactions can include purchases, sales, receipts and other payments made by the organization or an individual within it.

A bookkeeper’s main role is to gather and record the financial transactions of a business, detailing how much money the company makes and spends. Other tasks may include:

  • Receiving and processing invoices for payment
  • Processing payroll
  • Calculating profit and loss
  • Estimating revenue and expenditures
  • Managing ledgers, and making sure the books ‘balance’

Having a strong aptitude for numbers is one of the key requirements of this position. You will need excellent concentration skills, and the ability to work to strict deadlines is essential.

Other key skills and attributes include:

  • An organised and methodical approach when completing tasks
  • Computer literate       
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills      
  • Honesty and discretion   


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What's it like to be a Bookkeeper?

My job involves a lot of processing and data entry, and sometimes I have to work to strict deadlines. It can seem dull to some people, but I see it like a puzzle. I really enjoy putting all the different pieces together, and being able to present everything when you’ve finished is really gratifying

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Get qualified

While entry level positions usually won't require previous experience, you will often need to have some knowledge of standard bookkeeping practices, as well as specific bookkeeping software.

IAB Level 1 Foundation Bookkeeping

Enrol today and receive a FREE Huddlebuy membership. Limited availability, offer ends May 31. Who is it for? Bookkeepers play a vital role in business, making a big difference to the productivity and cost efficiency of the company. If you are looking to master the basics of this dynamic and vital p...

IAB Level 1 Foundation Bookkeeping

IAB Level 3 Advanced Bookkeeping

Enrol today and receive a FREE Huddlebuy membership. Limited availability, offer ends May 31. Who is it for? Are you a Professional Bookkeeper or Account Administrator? Or are aspiring to get into this industry? Then our IAB Level 3 Advanced Bookkeeping course could be the right course for you. The...

IAB Level 3 Advanced Bookkeeping

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