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When you choose to work as an Accountant you're setting yourself up with a job for life. The Accounting & Finance industry in Australia is flourishing.

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The current average salary of an Accountant is $69,429 per annum

Overview

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.

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Key skills

Accountancy has been an indispensable tool of business since day one. Having the right skills on your resume can help you get the accounting job you want.The top skills for an Accountant are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Able to build rapport with clients
  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Good organisational skills
  • Discretion while dealing with confidential information
  • Professional and ethical
  • Able to work as part of a team
I found that the ability to work at your own pace was very appealing. This allowed my busy schedule to be accommodated.
Bethanie D'Amico
, Diploma of Counselling
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Quick facts

Working as an accountant could prove to be a stable and progressive job move, Here are some facts on your career as an accountant.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    39.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; and public administration and safety
  • Average qualification level
    56.9% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study pathways

Break into the accounting world and learn the basic skills you’ll need to prepare or broaden your career options and equip yourself with the skills to take on further responsibility in an accounting role.

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