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    [According to Department of Education and Training, This occupation may be removed from SOL list in future years.]

    ACCOUNTANT (GENERAL)

      Provides services relating to compliance-based financial reporting, auditing, insolvency and accounting information systems; and advises on associated record-keeping requirements. Registration or licensing may be required for certain services such as auditing.

      Skill Level: 1

      Specialisations:

        Financial Analyst
        Insolvency Consultant
        Insolvency Practitioner
    Accountant-General
    Average Income:
    The average salary for an Accountant (General) is $ 76,383 for male employees and $ 73,784 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 40.6 Females: 39.4 Persons: 39.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2211 Accountants - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Accountant (General)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    489 Visa
    Permanent
    457 Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Accountant (General)
    221111
    CPAA/ICAA/IPA
    For 457 or 186 DE visa:
    Excludes any of the following positions:
    • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
    • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than $1Million
    • positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.

      21/06/2017 Round Results:

      21/06/2017 (current)
      189 Visa
      489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
      Number of total invitations
      Points Score
      80
      Visa date of effect
      3/04/2017 14:20
      7/06/2017 (Previous)
      189 Visa
      489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
      Points Score
      80
      Visa date of effect
      3/04/2017 14:20



      The maximum numbers of invitations in Next events:
      189 Visa
      489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
      12/07/2017
      26/07/2017

      Occupation Ceiling for Accountant (General) :
      Results : / 2500 (Available: 2500) (Ceiling Value)


      State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations

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      Sponsorship options for Accountant (General)
      190 Visa Sponsorship
      489 Visa Sponsorship
      Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
      NT_______________________________________
      • Financial capacity
      • Applicants living outside Australia:
        one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.


      The Northern Territory has temporarily suspended nomination applications for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190 visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territory.
      NT_______________________________________
      • Financial capacity
      • Applicants living outside Australia:
        one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.


      The Northern Territory has temporarily suspended nomination applications for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190 visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territory. Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

      Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
      SA
      List current as of 21/07/2017
      SA
      List current as of 21/07/2017
      SAAvailable to South Australian international graduates, OR applicants have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia, OR have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia OR have eighty points or higher (including state nomination points).
      • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
      • 45 years or less
      • Financial capacity
      • Competent Plus English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 in each band) (or Proficient overall); 3 years work experience in field; South Australian graduates must be currently working in their field in South Australia for the last 12 months
      • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
      • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)
      SAAvailable to South Australian international graduates, OR applicants have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia, OR have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia OR have eighty points or higher (including state nomination points).
      • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
      • 45 years or less
      • Financial capacity
      • Competent Plus English (e.g. IELTS 6.5 in each band) (or Proficient overall); 3 years work experience in field; South Australian graduates must be currently working in their field in South Australia for the last 12 months
      • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
      • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)
      Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
      VIC VIC
      VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
      • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
      • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
      VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
      • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
      • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
      Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
      WA WA
      New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
      NSW
      NSW
      Far South Coast
      Mid North Coast
      Murray
      Northern Inland
      Orana
      Riverina
      Southern Inland
      Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
      QLD QLD
      QLDFor applicants currently working in Queensland:
      • Currently working in Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 6 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest; and
      • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in your nominated or closely related occupation
      • Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience (including 6 months working in Queensland); and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation. For regional areas this requirement is 2 years experience (including 4 months’ work in a regional Queensland location) and a job offer in a full time job position in their nominated occupation.
      • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200


      QLD For applicants currently working in Queensland:

      • Currently working in regional Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 4 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest; and
      • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in regional Queensland in your nominated or closely related occupation
      • Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience (including 6 months working in Queensland); and a job offer for a full time position in their nominated occupation. For regional areas this requirement is 2 years experience (including 4 months’ work in a regional Queensland location) and a job offer in a full time job position in their nominated occupation.
      • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
      Eligible Postcodes: 4124 to 4125, 4133, 4211, 4270 to 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4307 to 4499, 4515, 4517 to 4519, 4522 to 4899 (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast; including Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)

      QLD For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
      • Completed within the last two years
      • Have a positive decision on thesis
      • Sufficient funds
      • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
      Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
      ACT
      • Closed

      • Applicants working in Canberra are eligible to apply. Overseas applicants with an ACT job offer or close family member living in Canberra may be eligible to apply.

      • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overal; or OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections; or TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overallL93); or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overal; (For overseas residents)

      • Passport Holders of the following countries are exempt from submitting IELTS or OET: UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; or Ireland

      • Service fee: A$300


      ACT
      Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
      TASNomination Criteria:
      • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO);
        or
      • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
        or
      • For Overseas Applicants:
        • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment; The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
        Future Changes:
      • Three months prior employment requirement for ‘Category 2’ (from 1 October 2017)
      • Two year study requirement (from 1 January 2018)
      and

      sufficient funds.

      Processing Time: 20 working days

      Sponsorship Fee: Nill
      TASNomination Criteria:
      • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who have been living in the state for at least 12 months and have studied for a minimum of one academic year (40 weeks) in Tasmania; The course undertaken must be full time and be either a bachelor or any higher degree, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO);
        or
      • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania in any fields (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
        or
      • For Overseas Applicants:
        • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment; The applicant and his/her dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
        or
      • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania;
        or
      • Available to small business owners with past business experience and management expertise who have a business plan.
        Future Changes:
      • Labour market testing for ‘Category 2’ (from 1 August 2017)
      • Three months prior employment requirement for ‘Category 2’ (from 1 October 2017)
      and

      sufficient funds.

      Processing Time: 20 working days

      Sponsorship Fee: Nill

      Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)
      489 Relative Sponsorship
      StateDesignated Areas
      NTAnywhere
      SAAnywhere
      VICAnywhere
      WAAnywhere
      NSWPost areas 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2898 (anywhere except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong)
      QLDPostcode areas 4019-4028, 4037-4050, 4079-4100, 4114, 4118, 4124-4150, 4158-4168, 4180-4899 (anywhere except Brisbane metropolitan area)
      ACTAnywhere
      TASAnywhere

      Source: DIBP, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

      Accountant (General) job description, duties and education requirements

      UNIT GROUP 2211 ACCOUNTANTS

        ACCOUNTANTS provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.


        Indicative Skill Level:

        In Australia and New Zealand:

          Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

        Registration or licensing may be required.


        Tasks Include:

        • assisting in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
        • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
        • conducting financial investigations, preparing reports, undertaking audits and advising on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
        • examining operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
        • providing assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
        • providing financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
        • preparing taxation returns for individuals and organisations
        • liaising with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
        • introducing and maintaining accounting systems, and advising on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
        • maintaining internal control systems
        • may appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects

        Occupations:

        Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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