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Systems Accountant

Systems Accountant

Examine financial systems and business processes of a company or organisation.

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?

The most common salary  for a Systems Accountant is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Systems Accountant

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To work as a Systems Accountant, a bachelor degree in the field of accounting is required. A Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification is also desirable.
  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. Gather professional experience in systems accounting, being sure to undertake professional development activities each year.
  3. 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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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Reporting
  • Integrity
  • Communication skills
  • Forecasting
  • Thoroughness

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Ms office proficiency
  • Project management
  • Asset management
  • People management
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How do Systems Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Systems Accountants surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance Systems
The good things
Add value to a quality solution delivered to end users
The challenges
Work on critical path with already tight timelines
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma Systems Analysis
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Finance
The good things
Good variety in the role. You need to like problem solving and you are not hooked into the Accountant's usual monthly routine.
The challenges
You need to be deeply interested in systems. The more general IT knowledge the better as you need to work with IT people a lot. You also need good knowledge of all accounting principles and areas suc...
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What are the job opportunities for Systems Accountants?

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Job opportunities

Systems Accountant jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
4%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Accountants
Latest Systems Accountant jobs on SEEK
Monica Clare Recruitment
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Join a Newcastle employer of choice | Systems Accountant | Large organisation | Permanent Opportunity
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Monica Clare Recruitment
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Join a Newcastle employer of choice | Systems Accountant | Large organisation | Permanent Opportunity
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Michael Page Accounting & Finance
Melbourne
My client are looking for a Systems Accountant for an ongoing long term contract
finder.com.au
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
This role is suitable for someone who has experience in scoping and rolling out new accounting systems!
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