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Accounting Manager Courses

An Accounting Manager looks after the everyday running of the accounts department of a business or organisation. You might be supervising a larger accounting team and overseeing operations including accounts payable and receivable, issuing invoices and receipts and managing employee payroll. Accounting Managers may also analyse the organisation’s financial data and prepare reports as required. You might also be involved with budgeting and taxation issues.

An Accounting Manager needs to be highly organised and able to handle several tasks at once. You’ll need excellent attention to detail and should be able to use a range of electronic financial systems and software. Accounting Managers need strong leadership skills and should be able to communicate with people at all levels of an organisation.

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Popular Accounting Manager Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become an Accounting Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Accounting Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Accounting Manager generally earns $1,550 per week ($80,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Accounting Manager?

This industry has seen strong job growth in recent years. There are currently 5,200 Accounting Managers in Australia compared to 3,700 five years ago. Accounting Managers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Accounting Manager?

If a career as an Accounting Manager interests you, consider enrolling in an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This qualification allows you to specialise in an area of accounting that suits your career plans. You’ll cover topics including working with financial systems, preparing financial reports, auditing financial records and interpreting financial statistics.

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Here are some potential career pathways within accounting. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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