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Explore career paths in accounting and advisory

The phrase ‘taking care of business’ was never more suited to a profession.

Introduction to careers in accounting

An enormously popular profession, the sky’s the limit if you have good problem-solving abilities.

Accountants can be found across companies of every size, from sole traders and small businesses to multinationals. They provide a range of professional services, including assurance, auditing, tax, insolvency, business and financial advice.

Accounting and advisory industry overview
Accounting and advisory industry overview
An enormously popular profession with grads, the sky’s the limit if you have good problem-solving abilities.
Which accountancy specialisation is right for me?
Which accountancy specialisation is right for me?
Service line, business area, division… whatever it’s labelled, your potential future employer will ask you where you’d l…
The pros and cons of a career in accountancy
The pros and cons of a career in accountancy
No job is all upside. As you prepare to go into the world of full-time work, it’s worth considering how much you’ll enjo…
Accounting and advisory industry overview
Accounting and advisory industry overview
An enormously popular profession with grads, the sky’s the limit if you have good problem-solving abilities.
Which accountancy specialisation is right for me?
Which accountancy specialisation is right for me?
Service line, business area, division… whatever it’s labelled, your potential future employer will ask you where you’d l…
The pros and cons of a career in accountancy
The pros and cons of a career in accountancy
No job is all upside. As you prepare to go into the world of full-time work, it’s worth considering how much you’ll enjo…

Career stories

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Accounting and advisory career stories


PwC: Lily Cheng
  • Day in the life

Lily Cheng

Lily Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Commerce) from The University of Sydney, and is now a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant at PwC.
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Lily Cheng

Lily Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Commerce) from The University of Sydney, and is now a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant at PwC.
FTI Consulting Graduate - Young male consultant wearing black suit and maroon necktie.
  • Day in the life

Christian Bien

Christian Bien graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Curtin University in 2019 and is now working as an Associate – Corporate Finance & Restructuring at FTI Consulting.
  • Day in the life

Christian Bien

Christian Bien graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Curtin University in 2019 and is now working as an Associate – Corporate Finance & Restructuring at FTI Consulting.
NAB Graduate profile image - Anika
  • Day in the life

Anika Nirmalathas

Anika studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Majored in Finance & Economics at The University of Melbourne and is now a corporate and institutional banking graduate at NAB.
  • Day in the life

Anika Nirmalathas

Anika studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Majored in Finance & Economics at The University of Melbourne and is now a corporate and institutional banking graduate at NAB.
PwC: Lily Cheng
  • Day in the life

Lily Cheng

Lily Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Commerce) from The University of Sydney, and is now a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant at PwC.
  • Day in the life

Lily Cheng

Lily Cheng graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Commerce) from The University of Sydney, and is now a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant at PwC.
FTI Consulting Graduate - Young male consultant wearing black suit and maroon necktie.
  • Day in the life

Christian Bien

Christian Bien graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Curtin University in 2019 and is now working as an Associate – Corporate Finance & Restructuring at FTI Consulting.
  • Day in the life

Christian Bien

Christian Bien graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Curtin University in 2019 and is now working as an Associate – Corporate Finance & Restructuring at FTI Consulting.
NAB Graduate profile image - Anika
  • Day in the life

Anika Nirmalathas

Anika studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Majored in Finance & Economics at The University of Melbourne and is now a corporate and institutional banking graduate at NAB.
  • Day in the life

Anika Nirmalathas

Anika studied a Bachelor of Commerce, Majored in Finance & Economics at The University of Melbourne and is now a corporate and institutional banking graduate at NAB.

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Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in accounting?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue accounting further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in accounting, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Bachelor

The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) provides an opportunity for advanced study in the disciplinary area of accounting.

Diploma

Extend your accounting skills in our simulated practice firm environment and explore a range of specialisations.

Certificate

Develop your accounting and bookkeeping skills in our simulated small business practice firm environment.