NOC 1431 – 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.

Progression to supervisory or skilled financial occupations, such as accounts payable supervisor, bookkeeper or office manager is possible with additional training and experience.

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.

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.

All Titles

  • account audit clerk
  • account verification clerk
  • accounting and auditing clerk
  • accounting assistant
  • accounting clerk
  • accounts payable and receivable clerk
  • accounts payable clerk
  • accounts receivable clerk
  • assessment clerk
  • audit clerk
  • auditing clerk
  • balance clerk
  • bill clerk
  • billing clerk
  • billing machine operator
  • budget clerk
  • cash on delivery (COD) clerk
  • cheque control clerk
  • COD (cash on delivery) clerk
  • control clerk – hotel and restaurant
  • cost accounting clerk
  • cost clerk
  • costing clerk
  • currency sorter
  • deposit clerk
  • disbursement clerk
  • expenditure clerk
  • finance clerk
  • financial investigation clerk
  • fiscal clerk
  • freight-rate clerk
  • freight-rate revision clerk
  • income tax return preparer
  • investment clerk
  • invoice clerk
  • journal entry audit clerk
  • journal entry clerk
  • junior billing clerk
  • junior invoice clerk
  • ledger clerk
  • patient-billing clerk
  • rate reviewer
  • remittance accounts clerk
  • revenue accounting clerk
  • senior accounting clerk
  • tariff clerk
  • tax clerk
  • tax return preparer
  • traffic rate clerk
  • transfer clerk
  • treasury clerk
  • utilities billing clerk
  • vault clerk
  • voucher clerk
  • wharf clerk
  • wharfinger


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