Graduate Accountant

Job Description

A Graduate Accountant assumes a pivotal role in overseeing the financial aspects of individuals and businesses and often perform under the guidance of a senior and experienced Accountnatn. Their proficiency extends across diverse domains such as financial management, investment strategy, taxation, and retirement planning. In addition to these core responsibilities, they diligently perform financial audits, reconcile bank statements, and uphold the precision of financial records year-round. This involves preparing comprehensive documents like balance sheets, income statements, and assorted financial reports. Graduate Accountants engage in scrutinising revenue streams, financial obligations, and offer valuable insights on accessing grants and government incentives. Their primary duty is to ensure that individuals or organisations fulfill their financial commitments while optimising resources, assets, and strategic tax planning.

Graduate Accountants can advance their professional journey by specialising in various niches within the field. These specialisations may encompass project accounting, revenue accounting, tax accounting, or insolvency accounting. Furthermore, they may opt to concentrate on specific industries such as mining, tailoring their expertise to the distinctive financial landscapes of these sectors. Additionally, opportunities exist for roles as group accountants, where they operate within the central office of a parent company, overseeing the financial management of multiple businesses and subsidiaries within the group. 


The pathway to becoming an Accountant involves a combination of formal  education and on-the-job training and experience. Most Accountants have completed a degree in a business related discipline and have years of practical knowledge and expeience.  Their qualifications may include: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance 
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Formal qualifications in Finance, or Business Administration
  • CPA qualification 
  • 2+ years experience in your industry
  • 2+ years experience of the industry or company 

If you have not yet applied to gain a CPA qualification, you may apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program or apply to become a member of a recognised accounting institution



  • 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 
  • Budgeting 
  • Business Operations
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • 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