Accounts Officer Kaituhi Kaute

Accounts officers are responsible for monitoring and managing financial accounts for their organisation.

Accounts officers may do some or all of the following:

  • arrange payment of bills and accounts
  • issue customer invoices
  • follow up outstanding payments
  • process and keep records of financial transactions
  • account reconciliation
  • handle general accounts queries
  • provide support to a wider financial or accounting team.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for accounts officers includes:

  • accounting
  • financial processing
  • payroll
  • office administration.

Personal Qualities

Accounts officers need to be:

  • able to adapt to new processes and systems
  • accurate, with high attention to detail
  • good at communicating
  • proactive and show initiative
  • well organised and have strong time management skills.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for accounts officers includes:

  • accounting
  • financial processing
  • payroll
  • office administration.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become an accounts officer. However, NCEA Level 3 maths, accounting and digital technologies are useful.

Accounts Officers can earn around $41K-$82K per year per year.

Accounts officers may progress into payroll work or study to become an accountant.

Accounts officers may specialise in:

  • accounts payable - organising the payment of invoices for an organisation
  • accounts receivable - collecting and recording payments that come into an organisation.
Accounts Officer

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