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1 minute career guide - Accounting & finance

By Guest Post | 18 September 2017


Introduction

Even if you think you know what you would like your next career step to be, it is always a good idea from time to time, to have a look at other options. The Australian government produces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about from people who really know their stuff, they are also a good way to gain useful information before an interview).

For many people, however, the problem with accessing all of this information is time. All the career information we need is out there but the time to look through it often eludes us. To encourage you to think about different career possibilities that might suit you, we have sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and written a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.

Accounting and Finance Careers

No Australian business can operate without having to pay tax. Whether it is income tax, capital gains tax or GST, tax is a legal requirement. It is no surprise then to note that the top 3 accounting and finance occupations are all roles that deal with bookkeeping and tax payments. Without a good accountant a business can end up paying more in tax and fines than it needs to; small wonder that accountants are so much in demand.


accounting and finance employee
 

Workforce size:

  • Accountants (186,100)
  • Accounting clerks (126,600)
  • Bookkeepers (107,700)

Unemployment rate

  • ‘Average’ and ‘Below Average’

Highest number of part time workers (occupations in growth)

  • Bookkeepers (66.8%)

Highest number of female workers

  • Bookkeepers (90.3%)

Recommended qualifications

(lowest and highest available skills levels)

Recommended Accounting and Finance blogs


female accountant using post it notes
 

Blog Name

Career Tips

Industry Specific advice

Useful Resources

Australia Specific

Robert Half

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mark Lee

Y

Y

Y

N

MACPA

Y

Y

Y

N

ATO - Small business newsroom

Y

Y

Y

Y

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