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The accounting profession in Australia is thriving. The number of accountants employed at the professional level has risen strongly over the past decade. This blog is where you find all the educational resources about the accounting industry and job market in Australia.

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JOB OUTLOOK IN AUSTRALIA 2016-2020

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 11:25 Comments comments (1)

The Australian Jobs 2016 report provides predictions of projected employment to the year 2020.



What’s hot?

 

Over the next five years, it will be a good time to be working in a Community and Personal Services occupation such as a Child Carer, Aged/Disabled Carer, Waiter, Bar Attendant or Barista. This group is predicted to experience the largest ...

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Hudson 2016 Salary Guides

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 11:20 Comments comments (0)

The Hudson Salary Guides are a compilation of 2016 market salary information provided by Hudson consultants, clients, candidates and other sources across Australia.




Download 2016 Australia Salary Guides at http://au.hudson.com/salary-hub/salary-guides ;

Aussie accounting: Future proof or failure to launch?

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)

There is enormous disagreement around whether enough Australians are being drawn in to accounting and whether there are enough, or too many, jobs in the pipeline.



Recruitment firm Hays, for example, released in late 2015 a report that said demand for accountants is so high that the industry has been future-proofed. Architects and salespeople were another two stars of the lucky li...

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SMSF client growth not materialising

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 10:55 Comments comments (0)

Research into the superannuation industry has shown financial planners’ expectations of how much SMSF client revenue would contribute to their practices over the past three years have not been met.





The Vanguard/Investment Trends “2016 Self Managed Super Fund Reports” revealed on average financial planners were deriving 19 per cent of their practi...

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Engagement key to retaining clients

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 10:50 Comments comments (0)

Speaking in a recent webinar hosted by netwealth, Investment Trends research director for wealth management Recep Peker said a survey conducted by the firm in June this year indicated 100,000 fewer consumers were using a financial planner compared to the same time last year.



The company put this down largely to a lack of communication between advisers and clients, with 500,000 of the 2.3 ...

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More evidence of advice opportunity for accountants

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 10:40 Comments comments (0)

Recent research from Investment Trends indicates a surge in demand for financial guidance and advice from Australian consumers that is not being addressed by professional advisers.




Head of research, wealth management at Investment Trends Recep Peker said the study found that 92 per cent of Australians ...

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Accountants among most dateable professionals

Posted on 28 September, 2016 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

Accountants are some of the most dateable professionals, just behind doctors and firefighters, according to a recent international survey conducted by Xero.



The survey found that in Australia and New Zealand, accountants were rated more desirable than artists and designers, while in the US and the UK they pipped personal trainers.

 

This is despite 78 per cent of global respondent...

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Infographic: BRW top 100 accounting firms benchmarked on digital marketing

Posted on 1 December, 2015 at 7:45 Comments comments (0)



  • Only 30% of the top 100 have a value proposition statement
  • 30% don't have a corporate blog
  • 20 days on average between posts
  • 11% are social share enabled
  • 48% use Twitter
  • 68% of the websites are not mobile responsive


Read more at: http://www.talkingbrand.com.au/blog/infographic-brw-top-100-accounting-firms-benchmarked

How Long Do Australian Workers Plan To Stay In Their Jobs?

Posted on 23 November, 2015 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)


A recent Newspoll carried out for The Australian has revealed some shocking, but then again, not so surprising figures.


First of all, let’s make it known that these figures are only based off 699 interviews with both full time and part time workers. That’s not a huge database to work off when you’re predicting the trends of the Australian working population.


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Almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs could be replaced by technology by 2025, report finds

Posted on 23 November, 2015 at 10:05 Comments comments (0)


Technology could make almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs, including highly skilled roles, redundant in 10 to 15 years, a new report has found.

While automation had already replaced many jobs in manufacturing, agriculture and mining, in the coming decades industries such as the health sector would also be impacted, it was found.

 

"Health is a...

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