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Accountant (General)
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Plans and provides systems and services relating to the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advises on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • assisting in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
  • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • conducting financial investigations, preparing reports, undertaking audits and advising on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examining operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
  • providing assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
  • providing financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
  • preparing taxation returns for individuals and organisations
  • liaising with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems, and advising on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems
Specialisations
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insolvency Practitioner
Job prospects for Accountants in Victoria

Occupations in the Accountants group include Accountant (General), Management Accountant and Taxation Accountant.

Employment prospects
There are currently 48,100 Accountants in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,604.90

Hourly earnings
$42.70

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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