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Accounts officers may do some or all of the following

  • handle general accounts queries
  • arrange payment of bills and accounts
  • check and bank payments received each day
  • keep records of financial transactions
  • check credit ratings of new customers
  • keep records of costs such as labour and materials
  • compare costs with budgets.

Accounts officers need to have

  • basic accounting  skills
  • an understand of how goods and services tax (GST) works
  • mathematical ability 
  • knowledge of computer and accounting software
  • record-keeping skills
  • communication skills.

Accounts officers need to be

  • honest
  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • organised
  • able to keep information confidential
  • able to work under pressure.
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