Bookkeepers are responsible for maintaining accurate records of financial transactions.

The specific duties of a Bookkeeper may vary depending on the type and size of the business, but will generally include preparing reports, data entry, payroll processing and banking reconciliation. The average salary of a Bookkeeper is $62,425 per annum.

Average salary
$62,425 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$56,273 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$68,578 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 7% more Bookkeepers employed in Australia in 2017 (compared to Nov 2012)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Bookkeeper are:

  • VIC: 29.5%
  • NSW: 25%
  • QLD: 18.3%

Key skills required
  • Aptitude for working with numbers
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills


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