An Entry-Level Accountant earns an average salary of AU$51,523 per year.

AU$39,366 - AU$69,318
AU$39K
AU$52K
AU$69K
MEDIAN: AU$51,537
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.75 - AU$32.31
AU$19
AU$24
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$23.64
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$39,366 - AU$69,318
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,856
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,078
Commission AU$3,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,458 - AU$69,688
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,803
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$18.75 - AU$32.31
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$46.09
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,856
Commission AU$3,000
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$10,078
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,458 - AU$69,688
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

Job Description for Accountant

Accountants perform financial calculations for companies in a wide variety of fields. Some common duties include creating sales and cash flow reports, administering payroll, keeping balance sheets, carrying out billing activities, managing budgets and keeping inventory. The accountant may also be responsible for filing taxes for the company, as well as reviewing past reports to generate income forecasts.

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Accountant Tasks

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.
  • Maintain general ledger as needed.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,489

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Accountant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accountant in Sydney:
"Dedication."
You need to be dedicated to your job to hold the position of an accountant. Never stop learning and keep up to date with changes in legislation, it is forever changing and you never know everything. Take no ones word and always verify things for yourself.

Accountant in Sydney:
"Tenure and prospects of remuneration progression."
Work hard, be accurate, anticipate.

Accountant in Melbourne:
"Prospect."
Aim high and go beyond. Start or be part of a firm. Never settle for mediocre. Be daring to try.

Accountant in Sydney:
"All Accountants Are Not Tax Accountants."
Tax is boring and with automation, will not be the sole focus of accounting firms. I recommend doing a double degree in IT or Business Administration along with an accounting degree. This will open up more opportunities as accounting moves into the new age, Cloud.

Key Stats for Accountant

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Accountant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%