If you are okay with numbers – then adding an accounts administration certificate to your CV could pay off big time. It also creates a pathway to an accounting qualification if you find that you really enjoy it and want to take the next step.
1. You Don’t Need to Be a Full On Accountant
Accounts clerical jobs are a mix of administration activities, data entry and basic accounts tasks. You aren’t expected to do full on accounting, nor do you have to be Einstein and be great with numbers. As long as you can find you way around a calculator you will be fine.
Your job might be processing accounts payable (ie paying the bills) or accounts receivable (issuing reminders for unpaid invoices and processing payments) or both. Either way it’s a set process that you need to follow and keep on top of.
Accounts clerk jobs are a great fit for people who like routine and are accurate and thorough.
2. Great Job Opportunities in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
A simple search of your local job listings will show that even when there is less opportunity for administration roles, if you have accounts payable and/or accounts receivable skills – you will still have plenty of opportunities.
The government JobOutlook site says it expects above average job opportunities in Accounts Clerical roles, and below average unemployment. And, the current age profile shows many Accounts Clerk roles should open up as many current job holders approach retirement age.
It’s also not the sort of job that needs you to always work in the city. There is an equal share of these roles across regional towns and cities.
So there are great longer term job prospects and location flexibility in this field.
3. Accounts Administration Skills are Highly Desirable
Many standard office roles are advertised with the highly desired criteria of accounts clerical skills. Think of how having a qualification in that field would help you when going for those roles!
Accounts administration skills could open up new career doors for you. Almost every business in the country has administration roles, and if you have the accounts certification this might be the difference between you and the other job applicants.
4. The Option for Accounting as the Next Step
What’s the difference between an accounts clerical course and an accounting course? Well – think of accounts clerical / accounts administration as the starting point for an accounting qualification. The beginning subjects in an accounting certificate are the accounts clerical subjects.
Obviously the accounting course is harder as the later subjects get more in-depth and difficult.
The Accounts Administration qualification therefore allows you the safety net of completing a useful full course before it gets too difficult AND the option to then progress to an accounting course and getting credit for the work you have done.
This is a super option that ensures you can get advantage of accounts administration training without the risk of getting in too deep.
Learn More in our Online Accounts Administration Course
There are great reasons to consider a career in accounts administration.
FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration will give you the hands on skills needed to move into this secure and in demand career.
Benefit from studying online, but in a supported environment. Enrol now or give us a call to talk about your career goals.