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Company Accountant

Work closely with business management to analyse financial data and perform accounting tasks.

What's it like to be a Company Accountant?

A Company Accountant is responsible for undertaking accounting tasks for a particular organisation.

Company Accountant

Tasks and duties

  • Analyse company financial data in order to prepare financial reports and cash flow forecasts.
  • Maintain fixed asset register, records of assets, tax liability, and profit and loss statements.
  • Generate and interpret financial records in order to set and administer budgets within an organisation.
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Company Accountants are responsible for undertaking and overseeing monthly and statutory reporting requirements.

Company Accountants work closely with members of management, and need to have a clear and effective communication style to ensure all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the finances of the company.

What can I earn as a Company Accountant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Company Accountant is between $80k and $90k
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How to become a Company Accountant


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To work as a Company Accountant, a bachelor’s degree in the financial field is required, and a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification is desirable and likely to offer a competitive edge.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting). These are usually three year courses and are open to anyone who is 17 years of age or older and has completed year 12 with the necessary Universities Admission Index.
  2. Work for three years gathering professional experience in accounting or business and undertake professional development activities each year.
  3. Complete a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) or a CPA program.

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How do Company Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Company Accountants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.4
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.1

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Oct 2018
Company Accountant is varied and never a dull day.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Management
The good things
The work is varied and depending upon who you work for the opportunities to make an impact can be rewarding. Unless you have strong leadership and a positive company culture then it is irrelevant wha...
The challenges
Being able to multi-task and handle a broad range of accounting requirements.
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Oct 2018
Accounting is hard work but very rewarding and needed in every organisation
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Company Group Accountant
The good things
Job satisfaction, variety, great office environment
The challenges
work deadlines
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Working hours for Company Accountants

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What are the job opportunities for Company Accountants?

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National increase over next 5 years *
9.7%
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