Job description Accounting Clerk in Nunavut

Find out what work is like for an accounting clerk in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Accounting and related clerks (NOC 14200).

Accounting and related clerks


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.

Job 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.

Job titles

  • 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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