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.
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.