Accountant in Brisbane

Accountant job description

An Accountant is responsible for managing and the reporting of financial information f or an organisation. Whilst an Accountant may perform all the tasks encompassed in an accountancy role in smaller companies, different accountants are generally responsible for different accountancy areas in larger companies. This can include financial accounting and management accounting.

Accountant duties and responsibilities of the job

As one of the most crucial roles not just of any finance team, but any company, the Accountant job description is a dynamic role with a multitude of responsibilities, including: Examining bank statements and reconciling them with general ledger entries Examining expenses submitted by employees Keeping an eye on incoming payments from accounts receivable and outgoing payments from accounts payable Creating company financial reports with the above information included Analysing data collected in order to determine the state of the company’s financial health Analysing data to understand where the company is generating and losing revenue Examining the proficiency of the software programs used to organise data Generating financial reports that display the company’s profits, equity and cash flow

Accountant job qualifications and requirements

A degree, although not always mandatory, is very advantageous in an accountancy career. A Bachelor’s degree in the following is particularly favoured: Accounting Business studies Economics Management Typically too, accounting positions require professional certification. In Australia there are three maj or accounting bodies with whom an Accountant can gain accreditation: Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA Australia) Institute of Public Accountants There are a number of international accounting bodies that are recognised too.

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Accounts Payable (AP)
Accounts Receivable (AR)
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
General Ledger
Salary for Accountant in Brisbane
93590 - 112210
25th Percentile
The applicant has limited or no experience in the position and is still developing their skills. Demand: Low
50th Percentile
The applicant has an average level of experience and has most of the necessary skills. Demand: Moderate
75th Percentile
The applicant has above-average experience, has (nearly) all necessary skills, and may also have specialised qualifications. Demand: High
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile Assistant Accountant 69090 76930 84770 Senior Accountant 105350 116620 129850 Group Accountant 109760 124950 142100 Accounts / Finance Officer 64190 70560 80360 Accounts Payable Officer 62230 70560 80360 Accounts Payable Manager 86240 98490 114170 Accounts Receivable Officer 68110 74480 85750 Accounts Receivable Manager 86730 98490 111720 Bookkeeper 72030 81830 91630 Corporate Accountant 109760 124950 142100 Cost Accountant 107800 115640 132300 Financial Accountant 91630 100940 110250 Senior Financial Accountant 114170 127400 142590 Management Accountant 98000 108780 117600 Senior Management Accountant 117600 132300 142100 Project Accountant 100450 115640 134260

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