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Accounts Supervisor

Find out how to become an accounts supervisor in the finance sector. Get information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Accounts Supervisor is $62,000 - 80,500 annually


An accounts supervisor handles the functioning of the department by supervising the team, maintaining financial records and assisting with audits. This sector will see growth from 189,100 jobs in 2017 to 202,100 jobs in the next 5 years.

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Key skills

Accounts supervisors oversee reporting, auditing, taxation, budgeting and planning of financial matters and manage staff.

  • Strong leadership and management skills to get the best from a team
  • Accuracy in compiling data, preparing reports and maintaining records
  • Competent in financial operations and analysis
  • Ability to use accounting software to prepare records
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Good communication skills to explain complex financial data clearly

Quick facts

Accounts supervisors oversee the handling of client accounts as well as manage staff. Good job growth from the past 5 years will continue with over 86,000 job openings.

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

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


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