Accounts assistants provide administrative support to accountants, undertaking tasks such as typing, filing, making phone calls, handling mail and basic bookkeeping.They are responsible for working with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers and journals, preparing statutory accounts, calculating and checking to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct, sorting out incoming and outgoing daily post and answering any queries, managing petty cash transactions, controlling credit and chasing debt and reconciling finance accounts and direct debits.
Interested in becoming an accounting assistant?
Try one of these courses:
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Business Literacy
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping: Financial Statements
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Computerised Bookkeeping
- ICB Short Course: Junior Bookkeeper – Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
- ICB Short Course: Senior Bookkeeping: Cost and Management Accounting
- ICB National Certificate: Bookkeeping (Junior Bookkeeper)
- ICB FET Certificate: Bookkeeping (Certified Senior Bookkeeper)
Last updated: October 25th 2016