The average pay for an Entry-Level Bookkeeper is AU$24.68 per hour.

AU$36,297 - AU$62,952
AU$36K
AU$47K
AU$63K
MEDIAN: AU$46,917
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.32 - AU$31.24
AU$19
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.67
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$64K
Salary AU$36,297 - AU$62,952
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$13,989
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,986 - AU$64,679
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$19.32 - AU$31.24
Overtime AU$32.43
Annual Data AU$0AU$64K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$13,989
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$38,986 - AU$64,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 616

Job Description for Bookkeeper

As a bookkeeper one can expect to work in close proximity with a business or company in order to ensure that the most economically viable and safe decisions are made in order to keep finances tight and under control. A bookkeeper should have vast knowledge of QuickBooks, or a similar a computer accounting program, in order to track and record the financial transactions and records of a company. Strong MS-Excel skills are also a must in most companies. Part of the bookkeeping process also includes calculating, recording, and balancing financial reports, including payroll. Therefore, a bookkeeper will need to maintain a healthy relationship with employees in order to communicate and work out changes in salaries, changes to benefits, and other changes to an employee’s pay. A bookkeeper will also work closely with managers or business owners to help ensure that smart decisions are made when selling company assets or evaluating said company’s total revenue, profits, losses, and financial position. In order to communicate the aforementioned information fully and thoroughly bookkeepers will also be responsible for creating many reports, usually these reports will be generated once a month, semiannually, or annually. Other responsibilities that a bookkeeper may have include creating reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll, entering changes to employee payroll records (often through Quickbooks), and handling voluntary and involuntary deductions. Usually, a bookkeeper will also be in charge of paying the many expenses a business incurs. These expenses usually include things like electricity, internet, office supplies, credit card bills, phone bills, and whatever other expenses a business may incur through its operations. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Bookkeeper Tasks

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Bookkeeper Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,340

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bookkeeper in Brisbane:
"Pace revolves around events."
There will be quiet times for housekeeping essentials and there will be just do times.

Bookkeeper in Melbourne:
"High stress, Accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll."
Don't do it.

Key Stats for Bookkeeper

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
24%

Skills That Affect Bookkeeper Salaries



Accounts Receivable
▲1%

Bookkeeping
▼0%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Tax Preparation
▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 97%