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Assistant Accountant Courses

An Assistant Accountant works as part of a financial team to help manage the financial accounts of a small or large business. You might perform administrative duties for the accounts department or assist other accountants with their work. Your tasks might involve collecting financial information, processing transactions or assisting with the preparation of financial reports. Assistant Accountants may also work for accountants with their own business who deal with individual clients.

An Assistant Accountant should be flexible as your daily duties will change regularly. You’ll need to be organised and be able to manage several tasks at once. It’s important that you can follow instructions and understand accounting procedures. Assistant Accountants need excellent attention to detail and should be able to use a range of financial software systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Assistant Accountant earn?

In Australia, a full time Assistant Accountant generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 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 Assistant Accountant?

The financial sector has seen a slight increase in employee numbers over the last five years. There are currently 130,100 people in the accounting industry in Australia and many of them are employed as Assistant Accountants. Assistant Accountants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Assistant Accountant?

If you’re planning a career as an Assistant Accountant you could consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Accounting. This course will cover topics such as preparing financial reports, making financial calculations and using accounting technology. You could also think about a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping or a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. You could also further your studies with a Diploma of Accounting.

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