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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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The industry in Australia where salaries are on the rise

Posted on 4 September, 2014 at 10:40 Comments comments (0)

While the average salary in Australia dropped 3.2 per cent over the last year (to June), several industries have seen an increase in their average pay packets.


The insurance and superannuation industry saw the biggest growth, with the average salary increasing by six per cent to $81,049.


Other industri...

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Work out your tax residency

Posted on 4 September, 2014 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

You may be an Australian resident for the purposes of income tax, whether or not you are an Australian citizen and whether or not you are a permanent resident for immigration purposes.


To understand your tax situation, you must first work out whether you are an Australian or foreign resident for tax purposes.

Start the

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Medicare Levy & Medicare Levy Surcharge

Posted on 4 September, 2014 at 10:20 Comments comments (0)

Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to health care. To help fund the scheme, most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 2.0% of their taxable income.

Reduction for people on low incomes

Your Medicare levy is reduced if your income is below $37,975 for peope who are eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset & $24,167 for all other taxpayers.

Medicare levy exemption

You may be exem...

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The Australian Jobs 2013 Publication

Posted on 12 April, 2014 at 9:10 Comments comments (0)



Just as it did in the first edition in 1993, this year’s Australian Jobs publication contains interesting statistics about the Australian labour market. Although there have been some marked changes compared with 20 years ago, some things remain the same.

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BRW Top 100 Accounting Firms 2013

Posted on 12 April, 2014 at 8:45 Comments comments (0)

The BRW Top 100 Accounting Firms 2013 survey found that “poor economic conditions” was the key reason clients pulled back spending with firms in 2012-13.

 Redundancies also featured heavily, with at least one in three firms in the top 100 admitting to making staff cuts. The middle tier faced big revenue dro...

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The 2013 Hays Salary Guide: Salary & Recruiting Trends

Posted on 12 April, 2014 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)

The annual Hays Salary Guide remains the definitive snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across Australia and New Zealand.

The guide is designed to help you make informed decisions by offering a thorough market overview as well as the salaries companies have paid for over 1,000 positions across Australia and New Zea...

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Hudson 2014 Salary & Employment Insights

Posted on 12 April, 2014 at 4:05 Comments comments (1)

Accounting & Finance is a specialist practice within Hudson. A recognised leader in recruitment, talent management services and RPO solutions internationally, Hudson understands the complexities and challenges of recruiting, hiring and managing accounting and finance professionals in a global economy.

Published annually...

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Robert Half 2014 Salary Guide

Posted on 12 April, 2014 at 3:35


The Robert Half 2014 Salary Guide is the definitive resource for accounting and finance salary and hiring trends shaping the industry today.

The salary guide includes projected average salary ranges for Finance & accounting, it and administrative positions in Australia and New Zealand. The salary ranges represent average remunerat...

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Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) Overview

Posted on 17 February, 2014 at 9:00

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are the fastest-growing segment of the Australian superannuation industry. In June 2013, SMSFs held around $500 billion in assets, accounting for almost one-third of the $1.6 trillion in total Australian superannuation industry assets, up from 9 per cent in 1995; this...

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