ANZSCO 221113

Taxation Accountants

EMPLOYED

12,500

PART-TIME SHARE

25%

FEMALE SHARE

51%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

42

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Taxation Accountants analyse, report and provide advice on taxation issues to organisations or individuals, prepare taxation returns and reports, and handle disputes with taxation authorities.

  • 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
  • Provides financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
  • Prepares taxation returns for individuals and organisations
  • Liaises with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • Introduces and maintains accounting systems, and advises on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • Maintains internal control systems
  • May appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Taxation Accountants All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 71% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 44 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Taxation 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

    36.0%

    Victoria

    27.2%

    Queensland

    16.2%

    South Australia

    5.4%

    Tasmania

    1.4%

    Northern Territory

    0.6%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.5%

    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 Taxation Accountants All Occupations
    Median age 42 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 51% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Taxation Accountants
    15–19 5.2 0.2
    20–24 9.1 6.0
    25–34 22.7 24.6
    35–44 22.3 24.2
    45–54 20.4 19.0
    55–59 8.8 8.2
    60–64 6.5 6.8
    65 and Over 4.9 10.9

    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 Taxation Accountants
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 30.5
    Bachelor degree 23.2 51.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 8.0
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 2.7
    Year 12 15.9 3.7
    Year 11 4.0 0.5
    Year 10 and below 9.7 1.0
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