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Match these Office Admin & Accounts jobs with the courses to help you get them


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Someone made contact with us to find out which data entry and office admin courses they need to do to get a job using MYOB. It’s logical to want to know which courses will give you the skills for specific jobs so we put these guides together.

What is Data Entry?

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The phrase data entry applies to entering information into a computer system and it can be for a wide range of topics. Sometimes it can literally be typing something into an online form from a printed list and sometimes it can mean entering in purchase orders or payments into accounting software.

Data entry can be as simple as knowing how to use an Internet browser and have good typing skills to understanding how to use an Excel spreadsheet.

Combine that with the ability to perform data entry work remotely from your own home and the scenario gets a little more complex.

The best data entry course for beginners is the Microsoft Office Beginners Essentials Course

Data Entry and Word Processing

Data entry is most associated with using a Word Processing software program like Microsoft Word and it can include

  • typing up notes from dictation,
  • typing minutes from a meeting, or
  • getting information from a source document into a computer system.

Data entry can also involve the use of MYOB and Xero

  • entering numbers and words from receipts into an accounting system like MYOB and Xero to keep a record of expenses (this can be much faster with new receipt scanning technology),
  • taking job cards from a tradie and entering progress invoices to clients,
  • transcribing information from a quote book into an accounting system like MYOB and Xero

The best Office Admin and MYOB and Xero Bookkeeping Course that will help you earn a higher rate of pay is the Online Business Administration Certificate Training Course Package

Read below to see a job ad from a Queensland Chartered Accounting firm who needs data entry operators.

This is a good example of a Data Entry and Word Processing Job Ad

Data Entry Operator

Newcastle based building supply business is looking for Data Entry Operator to join our growing Internal sales team.

Job brief

We are looking for a fulltime Data Entry Operator to update and maintain information on our company databases and computer systems.

Our ideal candidate has essential data entry skills, like fast typing with an eye for detail and familiarity with spreadsheets and online forms. 


  • Insert customer and account data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits.
  • Compile, verify accuracy and sort information according to priorities to prepare source data for computer entry.
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output.
  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents.
  • Apply data program techniques and procedures.
  • Scan documents and print files, when needed.
  • Keep information confidential.
  • Respond to queries for information and access relevant files.
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies.
  • Ensure proper use of office equipment and address any malfunctions.
  • Entering customer and account data from source documents within time limits.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven data entry work experience, as a Data Entry Operator or Office Clerk
  • Experience with MS Office and data programs
  • Familiarity with administrative duties
  • Experience using office equipment, like fax machine and scanner.
  • Typing speed and accuracy
  • Excellent knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Attention to detail.
  • Confidentiality
  • Organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks.

Master Microsoft Office


If you want to master the entire suite of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook you need to explore the Complete Office Academy Course Package.

Like all EzyLearn COMPLETE training courses, this training package gives you beginners to advanced skills with hundreds of instructional videos, dozens of training workbooks and over 100 exercise files for you to learn with.

See the Microsoft Office Academy Training Course Package

Data Entry for an Accounting Firm Pays More Money

Ezytax Blue is a Queensland based business that happened to have a job ad while we were writing this blog post! Their ad explains what they are looking for and right down the bottom on one bullet point they say

  • Experience with taxation and accounting is a bonus and will attract a higher pay rate.
Data Entry & Customer Service job ad for accounting firm in Queensland

That would be enough for me to think that you’re better off getting some training in MYOB and Xero as well as Microsoft Office if you want to earn a higher pay rate.

Here’s their job ad

Ezytax Blue is a Queensland owned and operated business that has been running for over 17 years. We trade out of two prime shopping centres in the Townsville area with additional locations in Brisbane, Mackay, Gold Coast and Cairns. We have been achieving rapid growth which we attribute to our unique business model and high levels of service.

We are looking for Customer Service and Data Entry staff to join our team for the upcoming tax season on a full time, casual or temporary contract.

Job Details:
– Temporary and permanent positions available (Casual positions are also available).
– Salary package based on annual wage with attractive performance based bonuses.
– Flexible working hours.

Duties & Responsibilities:
– Customer service and data entry.
– Perform basic administration and office duties.

Required Skills & Experience:
– Well developed communication skills.
– Reasonable computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
– Ability to work unsupervised.
– Experience with taxation and accounting is a bonus and will attract a higher pay rate.

If the ad is still open on Seek you can find it here

Barnett Brooks Chartered Accountants website hacked

The website for the owners of Ezytax Blue, Barnett Brooks Chartered Accountants, sadly appear to be under attack and was showing up as malicious and dangerous according to Google Chrome when we looked at it. It reminded me of how much protection you need to have when you run an online training business like ours – let alone just for a simple website.

Our WordPress courses teach you how to create your own website and more importantly how to manage the administration side (including updating all your WordPress software and plugins).

MYOB and Xero Bookkeeping Academy Training Courses

If you also want to master the popular MYOB and Xero programs we offer individual short courses from $99 all the way up to our MYOB and Xero Bookkeeping Academy Complete Combo. Payment plans are available as well as PayPal Pay in 4.

If you received this blog via email just send a reply to let us know you’re interested in one of these courses or make contact to see what we can do to help you achieve your goals.

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