What's it like to be a Systems Accountant?
Systems Accountants are finance professionals who design, analyse and review the financial systems, business processes and related policies of an organisation.
Tasks and duties
- Scope, review and improve financial systems practice and performance by designing and implementing internal system controls.
- Design, document and embed coherent financial systems, and build templates to meet the organisation’s reporting requirements.
- Review, update and maintain financial systems policies and procedures, and resolve financial system problems.
Systems Accountants are responsible for examining the complete financial systems of a company or organisation and determining their efficiency.
Systems Accountants need to be analytical individuals with excellent communication skills and advanced computer software skills including Excel and accounting packages.
What can I earn as a Systems Accountant?
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How to become a Systems Accountant
- 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.
- Gather professional experience in systems accounting, being sure to undertake professional development activities each year.
- Complete a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) or a CPA program. There are different career progression opportunities for systems accountants with experience including becoming a financial systems manager or finance manager.
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