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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.
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- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Accounting and Related Clerks in Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Employment prospects for accounting and related clerks in the Muskoka-Kawarthas-Peterborough region are expected to be average for 2012-2013. According to the 2006 census, there were over 1,200 accounting and related clerks in the region.
Employment prospects for accounting and related clerks in Ontario are expected to be average for the period of 2012-2013. According to the 2006 Census, accounting and related clerks represent a fairly large occupational group in the province with over 65,800 in the labour force.
Almost all clerks work in a computerized environment. As such, computer skills have become an essential requirement for employment. Job opportunities will be moderated by improvements in computer-based technology. Given the large size of this occupational group, job opportunities will arise from the need to replace workers who leave or retire. Staff turnover will also occur as some clerks obtain additional training and progress to professional accounting occupations.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- DaviCor Construction Inc. of Port Sydney was awarded a contract to complete Phase 1 construction at Pitman’s Bay Camp near Huntsville
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- AON Inc. will build a four-storey, 65-unit seniors apartment building on Cherryhill Road in Peterborough
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Penn Energy of Pennsylvania started site preparation on its 90-acre solar panel farm near Baltimore, just northeast of Cobourg, creating approximately 100 short-term jobs
- Longtime Cobourg manufacturer Signode [Strapex] will close in June, affecting 25 workers. Parent company Illinois Tool Works is consolidating operations in the U.S.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
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