These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Accounts Payable Clerks

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 10 months ago
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It’s tough to be a accounts payable clerk nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a accounts payable clerk isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become accounts payable clerks in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many accounts payable clerks no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former accounts payable clerks to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former accounts payable clerks:

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Staff Accountant
  3. Accounting Clerk
  4. Office Manager
  5. Accountant
  6. Accounts Receivable Specialist
  7. Customer Service Representative
  8. Accounting Assistant
  9. Bookkeeper
  10. Billing Specialist

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a accounts payable clerk would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former accounts payable clerks to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former accounts payable clerks:

  1. Staff Accountant
  2. Accounting Assistant
  3. Bookkeeper
  4. Senior Accountant
  5. Accounting Manager
  6. Payroll Administrator
  7. Payroll Specialist
  8. Buyer
  9. Controller
  10. Accounting Associate

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Accounts Payable Clerks

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed accounts payable clerk under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a accounts payable clerk, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former accounts payable clerks.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Accounts Payable Clerks

Job Title Rank %
Administrative Assistant 1 2.91%
Staff Accountant 2 2.83%
Accounting Clerk 3 2.55%
Office Manager 4 2.47%
Accountant 5 2.42%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 6 1.93%
Customer Service Representative 7 1.74%
Accounting Assistant 8 1.26%
Bookkeeper 9 1.24%
Billing Specialist 10 1.17%
Senior Accountant 11 0.98%
Finance Analyst 12 0.93%
Accounts Payable Supervisor 13 0.86%
Accounting Manager 14 0.85%
Human Resources Coordinator 15 0.84%
Payroll Administrator 16 0.83%
Accounts Payable Manager 17 0.72%
Account Payables Analyst 18 0.7%
Payroll Specialist 19 0.63%
Accounts Receivable Clerk 20 0.59%
Office Assistant 21 0.57%
Sales Associate 22 0.54%
Accounts Payable Associate 23 0.51%
Cashier 24 0.48%
Buyer 25 0.46%
Executive Assistant 26 0.43%
Data Entry Clerk 27 0.43%
Receptionist 28 0.41%
Assistant Manager 29 0.41%
Controller 30 0.39%
Manager 31 0.38%
Accounting Associate 32 0.37%
Human Resources Manager 33 0.36%
Office Administrator 34 0.36%
Account Manager 35 0.33%
Coordinator 36 0.33%
Business Analyst 37 0.33%
Customer Service Trainer 38 0.32%
Administrator 39 0.31%
Specialist 40 0.31%
Accounts Payable Lead 41 0.31%
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist 42 0.31%
Cost Accountant 43 0.29%
Operations Manager 44 0.29%
Accounts Payable Administrator 45 0.28%
Team Leader 46 0.28%
Data Entry Associate 47 0.28%
Analyst 48 0.27%
Human Resources Assistant 49 0.27%
Owner 50 0.26%
Clerk 51 0.24%
Substitute Teacher 52 0.24%
Accounts Payable Assistant 53 0.23%
Cash Application Specialist 54 0.23%
Assistant Controller 55 0.23%
Accounting Technician 56 0.23%
Payroll Clerk 57 0.23%
Accounting Coordinator 58 0.23%
Junior Accountant 59 0.22%
Human Resource Specialist 60 0.22%
Project Accountant 61 0.22%
Consultant 62 0.22%
Teacher 63 0.22%
Supervisor 64 0.21%
Legal Assistant 65 0.21%
Payroll Manager 66 0.21%
Charge Bookkeeper 67 0.19%
Volunteer 68 0.19%
Project Coordinator 69 0.19%
Assistant 70 0.19%
Credit Analyst 71 0.19%
Accounting Analyst 72 0.19%
Finance Manager 73 0.18%
Senior Finance Analyst 74 0.18%
Accounting Supervisor 75 0.18%
Tax Preparer 76 0.17%
Finance Specialist 77 0.17%
Property Manager 78 0.17%
Auditor 79 0.17%
Owner/Operator 80 0.17%
Project Manager 81 0.17%
Aircraft Mechanic 82 0.16%
Secretary 83 0.16%
Accounts Receivable Analyst 84 0.16%
Data Analyst 85 0.16%
Accounts Payable Technician 86 0.16%
Accountable Clerk 87 0.16%
Account Specialist 88 0.16%
Accounts Receivable Manager 89 0.16%
Medical Assistant 90 0.16%
Finance Assistant 91 0.16%
Purchasing Agent 92 0.16%
Senior Staff Accountant 93 0.16%
Internship 94 0.16%
Processor 95 0.15%
Collections Specialist 96 0.15%
Finance Coordinator 97 0.14%
Associate 98 0.14%
Home Health Aid 99 0.14%
Office Clerk 100 0.14%