Finding a job
When considering your move to Australia or New Zealand, it is essential that you consider where you might work. You will need to be authorised to work and you can learn more about that on the Australian Government and Immigration Website.
Members have reported success in moving to the ANZ when they have secured a work transfer from their employer. Members also tell us that for those who move to the ANZ without employment, securing that first job is the most difficult and they have had to take on temporary employment or lower level jobs than they might have held in the past.
Be persistent in your job search, and utilise a variety of resources available to you - including those listed here.
Boasting hundreds of job postings within Australia/New Zealand, ACCA Careers should be your first step towards finding employment in Australia/New Zealand. Visit ACCA Careers to find jobs from ACCA Approved Employers.
Every country has a preferred resume style and to help our members moving to ANZ, we’ve developed a resource which combines a traditional Australian style resume. Find out more.
Consider looking for employment at a global or local ACCA Approved Employer. The following employers are locally approved employers:
Australia - AMP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Telstra, Addsum Accountants Pty Ltd, Pepsico, Toyota, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Elderton Audit, Travelport International, Domino’s, University of Sydney, UNSW, Mary Kay Inc, Bank of America, Blackrock Inc.
New Zealand – BDO Auckland, KPMG, Grant Thornton NZ, Xero, Su & Co Chartered Accountants Limited, PepsiCo, Bank of America, Cowley Stanich & Co, AFC Group Holdings Limited, Mary Kay Inc.
Get a list of global ACCA Approved Employers. Access our Approved Employer directory.
LinkedIn serves as the job board of choice for many employers and job seekers in the Australian and New Zealand regions. Be sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and check out what jobs are listed there! Visit LinkedIn jobs.
Many large accounting firms and multinational organisations do recognise the ACCA qualification; however, it is not as well known among small to medium sized enterprises in ANZ.
Our biggest piece of advice is to locate employment prior to moving to Australia or New Zealand. The Big Four is a great employer of ACCA members as well as large multinational companies. Companies in a large metropolitan area will have greater opportunity than a small state.