Accountant

Accountant

Accountants analyse, report and give advice about the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

Accountants can specialise in many areas including Financial Accounting, Tax Accounting, Financial Management, Company Accounting or Auditing.

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1, 404

Where you could work:

Banks - NAB, ANZ, Commonwealth Banks

Accounting Firms - PKF

Self Employed 

Accountants do the following tasks:

  • assist with the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies
  • prepare financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders and statutory bodies
  • conduct financial investigations, undertake audits, prepare reports and advise on such matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examine the income and expenditure of institutions
  • provide assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
  • provide financial and taxation advice about business structures, plans and operations
  • liaise with bankers and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • advise on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • appraise cash flow and financial risk of investment projects
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