Accounting and related clerks

Accounting and related clerks

NOC
1431

Prepare and process bills, invoices, accounts payable and receivable, budgets and other financial records.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

318
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.08
$13.70
Low
$26.90
High

Median Salary

$36,565
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

2,856
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

75%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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

Accounting and related clerks perform some or all of the following 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.

Also Known As

  • 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
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

85.3%
Female
14.7%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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5.1%
15-24
15.7%
25-34
21.9%
35-44
29.0%
45-54
21.2%
55-64
7.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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1.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
26.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
4.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
50.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
17.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

14.8%
Professional, scientific and technical services
12.4%
Public administration
10.6%
Manufacturing
62.2%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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13.50%
Northeast
34.00%
Southeast
23.90%
Southwest
17.20%
Central
11.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$32,693
Northeast
$39,740
Southeast
$35,664
Southwest
$41,602
Central
$37,384
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$17.00
$11.50
Low
$25.00
High

Southeast

$19.23
$14.75
Low
$29.00
High

Southwest

$18.08
$14.42
Low
$28.85
High

Central

$19.92
$14.42
Low
$24.50
High

Northwest

$17.00
$12.50
Low
$28.40
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$36,565

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$40,286

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$36,565

Newfoundland

$38,661

Prince Edward Island

$37,868

Nova Scotia

$35,217

Canada

$38,981
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

318
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-33
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

351
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

1,062
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-26
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

1,089