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The position of an accountant is a respected one, no matter where you’re from and it’s a job that offers much in terms of security - as companies will always need to balance their books! The good news is that it’s never been easier to study for the role, thanks to financial planning courses. 

We’ll talk more about that shortly, however, the question we seek to answer in this blog first is whether the job is one that offers an attractive salary. In truth, it’s something that’s determined by your overall experience in the industry. Let’s see what we mean in closer detail.

Year 0-1 

When you’re just starting out, you’ll be working hard to carve out a career for yourself and due to your inexperience, you’ll be at the bottom of the average pay scale for an accountant. That means that you’ll be able to command a salary of around $49k per annum. Not a bad salary, but the good news is that it only goes up from there.

Years 2-4

After another couple of years, during which you’ll have gained some experience and improved your skills with some financial planning short courses, you’ll be able to ask for a higher salary. During this period, your salary - depending on how good you are at negotiation of course - should rise by anywhere between $5-$10k.

Years 5-9 

A few years later still and your increasing experience will allow you take on more responsibility and carry out a wider range of accountancy tasks. By continuing to use online financial planning courses to learn modern accountancy packages like Xero, you’ll provide more value, meaning your earnings should rise in line with it to around $68k per annum.

Years 10+

Once you’ve been a practising accountant for 10 years or more, you’re going to be viewed as an experienced member of your profession. All those financial planning and budgeting courses you will have taken will have provided you with extensive knowledge of your stock in trade, allowing you to earn anywhere between $77k to as much as $84k per year.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

As with any line of work, you’ll benefit greatly as an accountant when you’re continually adding to your knowledge with convenient online learning. At Online Courses Australia (OCA), we offer a range of financial planning courses to help you in this regard, with a great example being our Certificate in Xero that gives you a complete foundation in how to use the popular software package. 

What’s more, all of our online courses are industry-approved, with each hour completed counting towards 1 CPD point. These points illustrate to any employer that you’re serious about your professional development. 

Get the Skills You Need For a Rewarding Accountancy Career

So, as you can see, being an accountant allows you to command an impressive salary, particularly once you’ve got some experience under your belt and at OCA, we have the financial planning short courses that can be used to gain entry into the industry and enhance your skills throughout your career.

If you’d like to know more about this or any of the many cost-effective courses we offer, you can get the information you need by visiting us online at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au today. There you’ll see that our courses can even be paid for in a way that suits you and your requirements.

Alternatively, should you wish to talk to us about any questions you might have, you can do so by calling us today on 1300 611 404. 


 
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