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Finance and Accounting Salary Guide (Australia) 2017

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If you’re looking for a career with great earning potential, you might want to turn your eyes towards Australia. The mid-year check-in of average advertised annual salaries from reputable career websites has revealed that top-earning professionals in Australia. The information below has been sourced from publicly available information as a general guide only. Students relying on the information below can be up to date with industry trends to planning for career and skills development.
Job Title 2017 Annual Salary Range
Accountant Brisbane Melbourne Perth SYDNEY
Assistant Accountant $ 70,000 $ 67,000 $ 75,000 $ 72,500
Accountant $ 90,000 $ 88,500 $ 90,000 $ 100,000
Senior Accountant $ 120,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 125,000
Accounting Manager/Director $ 250,000 $ 150,000 N/A $ 175,000
Group Accountant $ 120,000 $ 120,000 $ 130,000 $ 125,000
Accounts Payable Clerk $ 65,000 $ 62,500 $ 62,500 $ 65,000
Accounts Payable Manager $ 100,000 $ 90,000 $ 77,500 $ 82,500
Accounts Receivable Clerk $ 70,000 $ 65,000 $ 62,500 $ 65,000
Accounts Receivable Manager $ 95,000 $ 120,000 $ 62,500 $ 77,000
Bookkeeper $ 65,000 $ 80,000 $ 72,000 $ 75,000
Corporate Accountant $ 100,000 $ 115,000 $ 110,000 $ 117,500
Cost Accountant $ 125,000 $ 120,000 $ 90,000 $ 110,000
Financial Accountant $ 100,000 $ 105,000 $ 100,000 $ 107,000
Senior Financial Accountant $ 120,000 $ 115,000 $ 115,000 $ 115,000
Management Accountant $ 105,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 105,600
Senior Management Accountant $ 120,000 $ 110,000 $ 125,000 $ 120,000
Project Accountant $ 125,000 $ 100,000 $ 105,000 $ 130,000
Finance/ Business Analysis
Business Analyst $120,000 $ 100,000 $ 130,000 $ 174,000
Senior Business Analyst $ 150,000 $ 110,000 $ 150,000 $ 190,000
Financial Analyst $ 120,000 $ 110,000 $ 105,000 $ 114,000
Senior Financial Analyst $ 150,000 $ 125,000 $ 130,000 $ 122,500
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager $ 180,000 $ 135,000 $ 140,000 $ 200,000
Commercial Analyst $ 130,000 $ 125,000 $ 115,000 $ 125,000
Commercial Manager $ 190,000 $ 165,000 $ 210,000 $ 175,000
Financial Management
Finance Manager $ 140,000 $ 165,000 $ 150,000 $ 160,000
Financial Controller $ 150,000 $ 180,000 $ 170,000 $ 185,000
CFO/Finance Director (SME) $ 200,000 $ 215,000 $ 175,000 $ 300,000
CFO/Finance Director (Large/MN) $ 350,000 $ 280,000 $ 275,000 $ 450,000
Credit Management
Credit Analyst $ 90,000 $ 110,000 $ 97,500 $ 115,000
Credit Controller $ 67,000 $ 70,000 $ 57,500 $ 67,500
Credit Manager $ 130,000 $ 120,000 $ 102,500 $ 160,000
Internal Audit
Internal Auditor $ 97,000 $ 117,000 $ 120,000 $ 112,000
Senior Internal Auditor $ 122,000 $ 130,000 $ 140,000 $ 155,000
Internal Audit Manager $ 140,000 $ 160,000 $ 180,000 $ 180,000
Payroll
Payroll Clerk/Officer $ 70,000 $ 77,500 $ 70,000 $ 85,000
Payroll Manager $120,000 $ 130,000 $ 110,000 $ 120,000
Tax
Tax Accountant $ 105,000 $ 85,000 $ 90,000 $ 112,000
Senior Tax Accountant $ 120,000 $ 120,000 $ 135,000 $ 120,000
Tax Manager $ 150,000 $ 160,000 $ 150,000 $ 165,000
Head of Tax $ 200,000 $ 300,000 $ 200,000 $ 350,000
Treasury
Treasury Accountant $ 93,000 $ 130,000 $ 120,000 $ 110,000
Treasury Manager $ 160,000 $ 170,000 $ 150,000 $ 200,000
Treasurer $ 132,000 $ 150,000 $ 110,000 $ 145,000
External Audit/Business Advisory Services
Auditor $ 67,000 $ 80,000 $ 80,000 $ 77,000
Senior Auditor $ 75,000 $ 102,000 $ 95,000 $ 130,000
Business Advisory Services Assistant Manager $ 100,000 $ 90,000 $ 110,000 $ 95,000
Audit Manager $ 115,000 $ 140,000 $ 125,000 $ 165,000
Audit Partner/Audit Director $ 250,000 $ 300,000 $ 170,000 $ 220,000
Audit Principal N/A $ 400,000 $ 250,000 $ 205,000
Salary range indicates the high values for a specific position, Source www.roberthalf.com.au

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