Accountant

The number of Accountants grew very strongly over the past 5 years. This is expected to continue over the next 5 years, with jobs increasing from 199,200 in 2018 to 207,200 by 2023.

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, and compliance advice. A bachelor’s degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually required. Accountants can find reliable work in numerous industries, and full-time workers earn around $1,400 per week (Job Outlook 2019).

Accounting, Financial and Insurance Services Industry - Job outlook 


This industry includes banking, insurance and superannuation funds, as well as financial brokering services. Most jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. There are fewer young people than in other industries, and part-time time work is uncommon. Many workers in this industry have a university degree. The largest occupation, Bank Workers, doesn't require a degree and may provide a pathway into the industry.


Job Profiles & Fast facts


Accountants Accountants 
  • $1,400 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill

Accounting Clerks 
  • $1,071 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower skill

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 
  • $1,839 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill

Bank Workers
  • $1,101 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower skill

Economists
  • $2,000 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Very high skill

Finance Managers 
  • $2,073 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill

Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 
  • $1,701 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Very high skill

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