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Management Accountants provide services relating to performance-based financial reporting, asset valuation, budgetary systems, cost management, pricing, forecasting and the strategic governance of organisations.


  • assists in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
  • prepares financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • conducts financial investigations, prepares reports, undertaking audits and advises on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examines operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
  • provides assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements.

To become a Management Accountant

  • The minimum qualification for an Accountant is a diploma of accounting, however, the majority complete a bachelor degree in accounting or a related field majoring in accounting. Qualified and registered Accountants can specialise as Management Accountants by completing a Certificate of Business Accounting through the Charted Institute of Management Accountants.

    Take a Diploma of Accounting

    Find a Bachelor in Accounting and Management

  • Registration with one of Australia's three peak accounting bodies is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Accounting

  • Budgeting

  • Communication Skills

  • Forecasting

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Management Reporting

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