WHAT IS AN ACCOUNTANT?

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Monarch Institute<p>Work towards your goals and go further in your accounting career with this online Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60215).</p>
Mentor Education

Build your specialist accounting and business knowledge with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) from Mentor Education. Learn about governance, statistical analysis, legal principles and financial reporting.

FNS60217

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Build your specialist accounting and business knowledge with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217) from Mentor Education. Learn about governance, statistical analysis, legal principles and financial reporting.
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Swinburne Online

Build in-demand business skills to help solve problems with this online Bachelor of Accounting course from Swinburne Online.

Swinburne Online

Take the first step in an exciting career tacking strategic financial problems with this online Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) course. 

Swinburne Online

Take the first step in an exciting, dynamic career in the global finance sector by studying this Bachelor of Business (Finance) course. 

Swinburne Online

As an industry accredited course, studying the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting will make you a qualified accountant.

Swinburne Online

Taught and designed by leading business professionals, the Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration delivers a practical and comprehensive course in business management.

Torrens University Australia

Take your first step in an exciting business career by studying this Bachelor of Commerce course. 

Upskilled

This online Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) course will train students to perform core business operations and be effective employees in the workplace.

BSB30115

Certificate III in Business

This online Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) course will train students to perform core business operations and be effective employees in the workplace.
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Certificate III in Business

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Monarch Institute

Build vital accounting skills and become a certified bookkeeper with this Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping (FNS40217) from Monarch Institute. 

Open Colleges

Studying a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) course online will give you a thorough understanding of the financial industry and the role of bookkeeping in a business.

FNS40215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Studying a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215) course online will give you a thorough understanding of the financial industry and the role of bookkeeping in a business.
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FNS40215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

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Mentor Education

This online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is the only bookkeeping qualification that is recommended by and delivered to members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

FNS40215

Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

This online Certificate IV in Bookkeeping course is the only bookkeeping qualification that is recommended by and delivered to members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
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What is an Accountant?

Accountants assess and describe the financial health of a company, organisation or individual using numbers, financial statements and their skills and knowledge of maths, law and taxation.
They can be employed by an accounting firm, a large business with it’s own accounting division or may set up their own practice and work for individuals, helping them with financial decisions, tax returns and other money related concerns.

Working within a company an Accountant monitors and records the movement of money, analysing profits and losses to provide the information needed to evaluate the financial state of the organisation. They are also responsible for performing functions such as audits, tax returns and statement analysis as well as verifying the accuracy of of all monetary transactions to ensure their legality and compliance with current guidelines.

What do Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! do?

  • Formulating budgeting and accounting policies.
  • Carrying out financial investigations, audits and profit and loss analyses
  • Liaising with brokers and financial institutes in order to provide funds management plans.
  • Preparing tax returns for companies, organisations and/or individuals.
  • Monitoring operating costs, income and expenditure.
  • Presenting financial statements and reports regarding taxation, sale of business, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and financial risk assessment.
  • Maintaining accounting books and advising on application of accounting systems and software.
  • Providing tax and financial advice relating to business plans, structures and operations.
  • Ensuring financial and taxation compliance with statutory requirements and governing bodies.

Career snapshot for Accountant

  • The average age of working Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! is 38.
  • 51.80% of Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! are male.
  • 80.60% of Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! work full-time and on average they work around 39.6 hours per week.
  • With A Bachelor Degree or higher, Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here! get paid $1,400 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are below average.
  • In 2015 records showed 188,100 employed Accountants are in high demand across every industry, why not put your love of numbers and mathematics to good use and find out how to become one right here!.
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be strong with employment numbers around 219,300 by 2020.
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