ANZSCO 221112

Management Accountants

EMPLOYED

6,400

PART-TIME SHARE

12%

FEMALE SHARE

55%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

39

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Management Accountants provide services relating to performance-based financial reporting, asset valuation, budgetary systems, cost management, pricing, forecasting and the strategic governance of organisations.

  • Assists in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
  • Prepares financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • Conducts financial investigations, prepares reports, undertaking audits and advises on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • Examines operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
  • Provides assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Management Accountants All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 84% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Management Accountants work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    33.4%

    Victoria

    26.9%

    Queensland

    17.4%

    South Australia

    6.0%

    Tasmania

    1.4%

    Northern Territory

    0.7%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.6%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Management Accountants All Occupations
    Median age 39 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 55% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Management Accountants
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 1.5
    25–34 22.7 28.7
    35–44 22.3 36.9
    45–54 20.4 22.3
    55–59 8.8 5.9
    60–64 6.5 3.1
    65 and Over 4.9 1.7

    Education

    Registration with one of Australia's three peak accounting bodies is required.

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Management Accountants
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 31.9
    Bachelor degree 23.2 57.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 4.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 1.3
    Year 12 15.9 2.3
    Year 11 4.0 0.3
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.3
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