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Taxation Accountant

A challenging role that requires expertise in compliance, providing advice and dispute handling.

What's it like to be a Taxation Accountant?

Taxation Accountants (also known as Tax Accountants) are responsible for analysing, reporting and providing advice on fiscal and taxation issues to individuals or organisations.

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing, submitting and managing tax, financial, and BAS statements.
  • Undertaking audits and advising on tax implications on purchases and sale of businesses, mergers and capital financing.
  • Identifying areas where businesses can reduce tax, make claims and increase profit.
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Not only do Tax Accountants manage tax statements and returns, they also provide advice on financial and tax matters, and handle disputes with taxation authorities.

Understanding regulations, laws and acts about the taxation system is a key attribute of a Tax Accountant.

What can I earn as a Taxation Accountant?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Taxation Accountant is between $65k and $75k
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How to become a Taxation Accountant


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A bachelor degree in the field of accounting is required to be eligible for entry into any of the three professional accounting bodies that regulate and accredit the accounting industry in Australia. These are generally three-year courses, open to anyone over 17 years who has completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index.

  1. Complete a Bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance. Alternatively, complete a postgraduate qualification, such as a Master of Professional Accounting. This is a two-year degree for students with previous tertiary qualifications.
  2. Apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program or apply to become a member of a recognised accounting institution, such as the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
  3. There are many opportunities for Tax Accountants; consider becoming Taxation Consultant or moving into management.

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Master of Professional Accounting

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How do Taxation Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Taxation Accountants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.0
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.0
Variety of work
4.0

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Oct 2018
Tax Accounting is an exciting role
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Professional Accounting and Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Tax Accounting
The good things
Variety of jobs, never ending learning process, Always get to face something new on weekly basis
The challenges
All the new things that we learn is by actually doing a research on new issues as I get them. keeping my self on top of things such as reviewing various tax issues and implementing solutions
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What are the job opportunities for Taxation Accountants?

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