Accounting Graduate Jobs in Queensland (QLD)

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Accounting Graduate Jobs in Queensland (QLD) overview

Opportunities for accountant graduates in QLD

Graduate accounting opportunities vary enormously across Queensland, both in the public sector and in private industries. As an accountant, you play an essential role in the running of any business, letting accounting graduates be more selective. 76.9% of accounting graduates across Australia were in full-time employment in 2015, exemplifying the demand for graduates with these skills in the world of work.

Jobs in accounting are available across the board, from the Nestlé graduate scheme to the Queensland government. Another popular graduate accounting route is to join one of the 'Big Four', such as KPMG, EY, Deloitte or PwC. Using graduate-specific employment websites to obtain an accountancy graduate role is the easiest way to gain insight into the possibilities on offer.

What can a QLD graduate accountant expect to earn?

Salary prospects for graduate accountants in Queensland are generally bright, depending on the area you want to go into. The Hudson Salary Guide for 2016 reports the following wages for graduate accountants in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital:

  • Insolvency graduate: AUS$40-55,000
  • Tax graduate: AUS$45-65,000

It's worth bearing in mind that you may need extra training/qualifications for some accountancy roles, but you can expect to earn at least AUS$40,000 per annum if you choose to work in Brisbane.

Queensland lifestyle: what to expect

Queensland, affectionately known as 'The Sunshine State', is a desirable place to live and work for graduates across Australia. With a population of 4,884,500, it's behind only NSW and Victoria in national terms. Key towns and cities include the capital Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton. It is famed for its stunning geography and relaxed atmosphere.

The average cost of living in Queensland is AUS$3,200 per month, making it more affordable than Sydney and Melbourne and ultimately a highly desirable destination for accounting graduates.

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Brian studied a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Accounting at the University of New South Wales
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Brittney Kane is an Accountant, Business Restructuring at BDO.
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Bella studied Bachelor of Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, 2018

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Charlene Lavaring, Accountant - Business Services at Pitchers Partners

Charlene Lavaring ​studied ​a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting in December 2016, and is now a Accountant - Business Services at Pitchers Partners Brisbane office.