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Company Accountant

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.

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.
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?

The most common salary  for a Company Accountant is between $75k and $85k
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

How to become a Company Accountant

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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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Communication skills
  • Written skills
  • Thoroughness
  • Reporting
  • Forecasting

Shortlisted applicants have:

  • Certified practicing accountant
  • Ms office proficiency
  • Team work
  • Customer centricity
  • Payroll experience
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How do Company Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Company Accountants surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Cpa
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Financial Accounting, Auditing, Cost Accounting and Managerial Analysts
The good things
As a company accountant you get to take ownership of a live organisation and see your efforts manifest in its growth
The challenges
Software knowledge and cloud based accounting skills
4 out of 5
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
3 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Commerce
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
systems
The good things
It's a good job for someone who enjoys working with numbers and not so much with other humans
The challenges
9 to 5 at an office desk can be boring
4 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Chartered Accountant
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance Manager
The good things
Accounting can be a challenging career, however in the right industry it can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. I found at first that Accounting could be boring, however now working in a great orga...
The challenges
Business partnering with colleagues who do not have a financial background can be challenging as the budgets and end of month accounts are not high on their priorities. You need to be able to engage t...
4 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
CPA
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
property and trust
The good things
It is a diversified role where you will have exposure to different areas not only the dull accounting function but you are able to talk to people and under the operational side of a company. It is a c...
The challenges
you will have to find solutions for not only technical question but also all kinds of problems finance and accounting related. just have to deal with them one by one.
4 out of 5
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Financial Accounting
The good things
To make a difference in a SME
The challenges
A lot of responsibilities
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What are the job opportunities for Company Accountants?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

Company Accountant jobs on SEEK
Source: SEEK

Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
4%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Accountants
Latest Company Accountant jobs on SEEK
Pinkus Recruitment Pty Ltd
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Successful, entrepreneurial property investment & management company seeking Company Accountant to take on a leadership role and grow with the company
InterPark Australia
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Highly motivated Company Accountant is required to be an integral part of a small finance team based in the Melbourne CBD.
Cross Check Australasia
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Highly Awarded TMC / Financial Accounting - Multiple Entities / Familiarity with Travel Distribution + Sabre Agency Manager (SAM) / Permanent Position
MW Recruitment
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Australian owned private enterprise looking for company accountant | Manufacturing, agriculture & transport industries | Secure role with job growth
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data