Accountants & Auditors Jobs And Visas For Australia

Emigration To Australia As An Accountant

We assist accountants to emigrate to Australia.  Our expertise in this field is well regarded and our support has often been the winning factor in our clients cases.  We can provide a free consultation to assist you with your plans.

Once we secure a qualifying skills assessment we submit and expression of interest and build a case to secure the correct visa.  At this stage also introduce our clients to recruiters in Australia.  Accountants are currently in high demand.

The Australian CPA Recommendations on Immigration Policy

We are able to report here the finding of the Australian CPA's report to the department of industry on Immigration to Australia for accountants.  The overall report is a positive one for accountants looking to live and work in Australia from overseas.

The large gap between the forecast openings for accountants as accountants and other demands for accountants and domestic supply has to be filled by international students staying in Australia and/or by migrants.

This report has also emphasised that economic growth and employment in Australia is itself a function of the growth in human capital. Accountants are vital to the working of a modern service-based economy such as Australia.

As per the Australian Immigration Guidelines:

Job Description of an Accountant

Accountants plan, organise and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Articling students in accounting firms are included in this unit group.  Financial auditors examine and analyse the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures.  Financial auditors and accountants are employed by auditing and accounting firms throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Qualifications and Experience requirements:

Chartered accountants are required to have:

A university degree and completion of a professional training program approved by a provincial institute of chartered accountants and, depending on the province, either two years or 30 months of on-the-job training and membership in a provincial Institute of Chartered Accountants upon successful completion of the Uniform Evaluation.

Certified general accountants and certified management accountants must have:

A university degree and completion of a training program approved by the Society of Certified General Accountants or Society of Management Accountants and several years of on-the-job training and certification by the Certified General Accountants Association or the Society of Management Accountants.

Auditors must have:

Education, training and recognition as indicated for chartered accountants, certified general accountants or certified management accountants and experience as an accountant.  Auditors may require recognition by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
To act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings, auditors and accountants must hold a licence as a trustee in bankruptcy.  Licensing by the provincial or territorial governing body is usually required for accountants and auditors practising public accounting.

Various roles and job titles listed in this category:

We can assist secure your visa to emigrate to Australia as an accountant now.

Government Report On Job Prospects

Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.  Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with strong average salaries.   It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Accountants is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Accountants to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.
  • This is a very large occupation (188,100 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • Accountants have an above average proportion of full-time jobs (81.1 percent). For Accountants working full-time, average weekly hours are 40.3 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the seventh decile. Unemployment for Accountants is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Accountants is Bachelor degree (53.1 per cent).
  • Accountants are mainly employed in: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Financial and Insurance Services; and Manufacturing.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies. A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?188,10010
How many work full-time (% share)?81.16
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?14047
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?33.17
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?15.48
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?10.87
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?strong growth8
What will be the level of future job openings?high10

Australian Visas Available:

The most popular visas are the (189) and (190) which allows you to live and work in Australia.
Australia remains one of the most attractive immigration destinations for skilled workers and families around the world. However, this means Australia can be selective over who they accept each year to join them.


What are the Skilled Worker Visa basic requirements?

For both the Independent Skilled Worker Visa (189) and the State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visa (190) potential applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
  • Be under 50 years of age 
  • Demonstrate competence in the English language
  • Possess skills and qualifications that address the needs of the Australian labour market
  • Meet the skills assessment test

What is the difference between the two Skilled Worker Visas?

Independent Skilled Worker Visas (189) provide permanent residency on arrival and you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia.
State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas (190) requires one of the following:
A nomination from a State or Territory government agency.  You will be expected to live in that state for two years after arrival and then secure your permanent residency visa.

What do Skilled Work Visas allow me to do?

 Successful applicants for an Australian work visa are entitled to:
  • Reside permanently in Australia and engage work opportunities
  •  Receive healthcare
  •  Study at a school, vocational education programs, or university
  •  Become eligible for Australian Citizenship in time
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