Accounts payable jobs

Accounts Payable job roles involve providing financial, administrative and clerical support by completing payments and controlling expenses by receiving payments, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices. Accounts Payable roles are effectively in charge of the day to day management of all payment cycle activities, and are expected to undertake their role in a timely and efficient manner.  

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  • Keeping track of all payments and expenditures, including payroll, purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Reconciling processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Maintaining historical records
  • Paying employees by verifying expense reports and preparing pay checks
  • Paying vendors by scheduling pay checks and ensuring payment is received for outstanding credit; generally responding to all vendor enquiries regarding finance
  • Preparing analyses of accounts and producing monthly reports
  • Continuing to improve the payment process


Whilst a degree isn’t mandatory for an Accounts Payable role, an understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting skills is required. A degree in the following subjects may be beneficial when developing an Accounts Payable career:

  • Finance or Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting

Attention to detail and data entry skills are important requirements for this role and because you’ll be interacting with employers and vendors on a daily basis, it is imperative you’re able to interact on a professional manner at all times.

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Accounts Payable salary

An Accounts Payable professional earns an average salary per year of: AU$69,885.

Accounts Payable salaries range from AU$50,000 to AU$120,000.

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