Accounting and related clerks jobs in Canada


42 850 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 39 740 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 41 700 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 41 370 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 49 450 $

Career's stability

Very stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of college or other courses certified by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, Canadian Securities Institute or Canadian Bookkeepers Association may be required.
  • Some accounting clerks must be bondable.

Job overview

Accounting and related clerks calculate, prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records according to established procedures. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Main duties

  • Calculate, prepare and issue documents related to accounts such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements using computerized and manual systems
  • Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable and receivable, payroll, purchase orders, cheques, invoices, cheque requisitions, and bank statements in a ledger or computer system
  • Compile budget data and documents based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets
  • Prepare period or cost statements or reports
  • Calculate costs of materials, overhead and other expenses based on estimates, quotations, and price lists
  • Respond to customer inquiries, maintain good customer relations and solve problems
  • Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, faxing and photocopying.

Illustrative example(s)

  • accounting clerk
  • accounts payable clerk
  • accounts receivable clerk
  • audit clerk
  • billing clerk
  • budget clerk
  • costing clerk
  • deposit clerk
  • finance clerk
  • freight-rate clerk
  • income tax return preparer
  • invoice clerk
  • ledger clerk
  • tax clerk

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