Accounts officers in demand
Accounts officers are in demand due to a steady growth in business services, forecasted to be the fastest-growing part of the job market. This growth in business services jobs is predicted to continue through to 2026.
Demand is best for experienced accounts payable and receivable officers who specialise in high-volume processing. The demand for bookkeepers is falling due to an increase in the use of online accounting software systems.
According to the Census, 19,359 accounts officers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Most accounts officers work for:
- accounting firms
- large and small businesses
- government organisations
- payroll companies
- external accounts payable businesses.