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Snapshot Accountants plan and provide accounting systems and services relating to taxation and the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.
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Accountants
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
189,100
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1400
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • assisting in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
  • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • conducting financial investigations, preparing reports, undertaking audits and advising on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examining operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
  • providing assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
  • providing financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
  • preparing taxation returns for individuals and organisations
  • liaising with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems, and advising on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems
  • may appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects

Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert II in Financial Services
  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration
  • Certificate IV in Accounting
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting *

University

  • Bachelor of Accounting *
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business *
  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting *
  • Bachelor of Business - Financial Management
  • Master of Professional Accounting and Business
  • Master of Commerce - Accounting

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