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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What can I earn as a Taxation Accountant?

The most common salary for a Taxation Accountant is between $60k and $70k
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How to become a Taxation Accountant

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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA).
  3. There are many opportunities for Tax Accountants; consider becoming Taxation Consultant or moving into management.

Explore Taxation Accountant qualifications

Explore accounting qualifications available by institution, including full time, part time and online study options.
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What are employers looking for?

Employers want:
  • Financial statement experience
  • Tertiary qualification
  • Reporting skills
  • Public practice experience
  • Experience with a Big 4 accounting firm
Shortlisted applicants have:
  • MYOB
  • Excel skills
  • Xero
  • Financial reporting experience
  • CPA
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How do Taxation Accountants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 22 Taxation Accountants surveyed on SEEK

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What are the job opportunities for Taxation Accountants?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities
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Projected job growth
National increase over next 5 years
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Taxation Accountants commonly move into these roles

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Avg. starting salary
$130 - $140k
Business Analyst
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$80 - $90k
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