Definition of an Accounting Job: Accountants can perform a variety of functions in their employment, however their primary function is to complete the Accountancy Work. Accountancy is the process by which financial information about a legal entity, business or individual is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted, and communicated.
Accounting Jobs is Melbourne can be classified into one of three main categories:
- Public Practice Accounting
- Corporate Accounting; and
- Accounting Support.
The nature of the role and the degree of specialisation in the job depends on the size of the business. The larger the business the more specialised the role is likely to be. There are advantages and disadvantages of working in more specialised roles.
While you don’t require any qualifications to be an Accountant, there is definitely a divide on salary potential between those job seekers that are qualified and those that are not. A Qualified Accountant is commonly considered to be an Accountant that has gained the recognition of one the two Major Australian Professional Accounting Bodies; the ICCA and the CPA. To be eligible to become a “Qualified” Accountant in Australia, the institutions require the completion of a Bachelor Degree (or Equivalent) with an Accounting Major and for members to complete units of study and maintain the requirements professional development as set by each body. The NIA caters for Diploma Educated Accountants.