Finance & Accounting - Specialist Roles

Job Description

Enter the dynamic world of finance and accounting, where every number tells a story and every decision shapes the future. As you embark on your career journey, you'll discover a multitude of paths leading to specialised roles, each offering unique challenges and opportunities for growth and impact.  As a Financial Analyst, you'll dive deep into data, analysing trends, and uncovering insights that drive strategic decision-making. Your keen analytical skills will be instrumental in evaluating investment opportunities, assessing financial risks, and providing valuable guidance to stakeholders.  In the role of Auditor, you'll serve as a guardian of financial integrity, conducting meticulous examinations of financial records to ensure accuracy, compliance, and transparency. Your attention to detail and adherence to auditing standards will be critical in identifying potential risks and safeguarding against financial discrepancies.  For those with a knack for strategic thinking and leadership, the role of Finance Manager beckons. As a Finance Manager, you'll oversee the financial operations of an organisation, from budgeting and forecasting to financial reporting and analysis. Your ability to navigate complex financial landscapes and make informed decisions will be essential in driving financial performance and guiding the organisation toward its goals.  Meanwhile, as a Financial Planner, you'll play a pivotal role in helping individuals and families achieve their financial aspirations. Drawing on your expertise in investment strategies, tax planning, and retirement planning, you'll develop personalised financial plans tailored to the unique needs and goals of your clients, guiding them toward a secure and prosperous future.  Lastly, for those with a passion for real estate and finance, the role of Mortgage Broker offers a rewarding career path. As a Mortgage Broker, you'll serve as a trusted advisor, helping clients navigate the complexities of the mortgage process and secure financing for their dream homes. Your expertise in mortgage products and lending practices will be invaluable in guiding clients through every step of the home buying journey.   Whether you're crunching numbers as an Analyst, safeguarding financial integrity as an Auditor, steering strategic initiatives as a Finance Manager, charting financial futures as a Financial Planner, or facilitating homeownership dreams as a Mortgage Broker, the finance and accounting industry offers a wealth of opportunities for specialisation and advancement. Whatever path you choose, you'll find yourself at the forefront of financial innovation, shaping the future of finance and making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.


The pathway to working in finance related roles and becoming an Accountant involves a combination of formal education and on-the-job training and experience.  In some businesses the role of an Accounts Support role may be incorporated alongside other accounts and administrative duties.  However, for larger and more structured organisations it may assist you to gain the following certifications and qualifications:

  • Diploma or Certificate IV in Business
  • Diploma or Certificate IV in Accounting
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance  
  • Working towards a CA or CPA qualification 
  • BAS Agent Registration
  • 2+ years experience in your industry
  • 2+ years experience of the industry or company 

Most roles will require you to have at least 2-5 years experience and relevant experience with the finance software used by that organisation.  You may be undertaking tertiary qualifications with a longer term goal to pursue a career in Accounting.


  • Accountability
  • Accuracy
  • Analytical
  • Autonomy
  • Businesss Acumen
  • Creativity 
  • Communication
  • Ethical 
  • Industry Expertise
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Financial Expertise 
  • Organisational
  • Reliable
  • Self-Motivation
  • Team Player
  • Trustworthy

Key Skills

  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting Practices
  • Accounting Software
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compliance Software 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Database Reporting Software
  • Data Analysis 
  • Finance
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Financial Statements
  • Information Technology 
  • Legislation
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Policies and Procedures 
  • Professional Development 
  • Spreadsheet Knowledge
  • Systems Analysis
  • Team Work
  • Time Management 

Future Prospects

Jobs directly related to your qualification include:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Financial Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Specialised Accounting Roles
  • Accountant
  • Graduate Accountant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Officer
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Payroll Officer