Occupation Profile – Accountant (General)  – (ANZSCO 221111) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleACCOUNTANT (GENERAL)
ANZSCO Code221111
Occupations in this Group221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
DescriptionPlans and provides systems and services relating to the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advises on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsFinancial Analyst
Insolvency Practitioner
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsExcludes any of the following positions:

  • clerical, book keeper and accounting clerk positions
  • positions in businesses that have an annual turnover of less than AUD$1M
  • positions in businesses that have fewer than five employees.
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument6, 19, 21
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityCertified Practising Accountants of Australia
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Institute of Public Accountants
Related Occupations221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsProficient English (e.g. IELTS: at least 7 in each skill)