Accountants provide accounting services to organisations and individuals, generally relating to taxation and financial dealings. 

The average salary of an Accountant is $89,646 per annum.

As an Accountant, you'll also advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

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Average salary
$89,646 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$79,631 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$99,662 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 16% more Accountants employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as an Accountant are:

  • NSW: 38%
  • VIC: 26.3%
  • QLD: 15%

Key skills required
  • 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


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