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Financial Accountant

With financial statements required by law, properly trained and educated Financial Accountants are always in high demand.

What's it like to be a Financial Accountant?

Financial Accountants are responsible for the accounting and financial activities of a company.

Financial Accountant

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports.
  • Preparing cash flow statements and controlling expenditures.
  • Collecting and analysing data used in the preparation of regular estimates.
  • Assisting with end-of-financial-year accounts and statutory accounts.
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In particular, Financial Accountants report on costs, productivity, margins and company expenditures to ensure that relevant and reliable information is provided to other departments and external stakeholders.

Financial Accountants oversee the reporting of a company's financial statements; these documents are required by law.

What can I earn as a Financial Accountant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Financial Accountant is between $85k and $95k
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How to become a Financial Accountant


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To work as a Financial 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 (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 finance, 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 Financial Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Financial Accountants surveyed on SEEK

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

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Oct 2018
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Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Financial accountant
The good things
Able to work in all areas of the business. Great if you have a mentor as well
The challenges
Working in other areas of the business such as operations. Understanding the industry
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What are the job opportunities for Financial Accountants?

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