Accountants provide accounting services to organisations and individuals, generally relating to taxation and financial dealings. 

The average salary of an Accountant is $69,429 per annum.

As an Accountant, you'll also advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

Read more about a career as a Financial Accountant.

Salary range
Average salary $69,429
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
17% by 2020
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Accountant are:
NSW 38%
VIC 26.6%
QLD 17.5%

A day in the life of an Accountant

Key skills required

The top skills for an Accountant are:
  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Able to build rapport with clients
  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Good organisational skills
  • Discretion while dealing with confidential information
  • Professional and ethical
  • Able to work as part of a team
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Break into the accounting world and learn the basic skills you’ll need to prepare for roles such as Financial Clerk or Bookkeeper. Get into the numbers game and familiarise yourself with budgets, BAS statements, tax returns and accounting systems.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

If you’re already working in the finance industry and want to broaden your career options, an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree is for you. Develop your knowledge of accounting principles and equip yourself with the skills to take on further responsibility in an accounting role.

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