Accounts Clerk (Occupation Code : 431101)

Scarce Skill

Monitors creditor and debtor accounts, and undertakes related routine documentation. May work in a call centre.


Checking figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.

Operating computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.

Classifying, recording, and summarizing numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records using journals and ledgers or computers.

Calculating, preparing, and issuing bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.

Compiling tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures and accounts payable and receivable.

Learning Pathway Description

You can enter this occupation with a National Senior Certificate or through learnerships that are offered by professional bodies in the financial field. These learnerships are entry-level learnerships and can be followed by further qualifications or learnerships that lead to the occupations Bookkeeper and Accounting Technician.

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Alternate Occupation Names
Account Coordinator / Controller
Accounting Clerk
Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk
Assets Clerk / Coordinator
Audit Clerk
Billing Administrator / Representative / Officer
Creditors Clerk
Debtors Clerk
Ledger Clerk
Settlement Clerk / Officer