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Accountant: Start out as a finance expert 

Accountants are accounting specialists. In their company, they are the internal specialists when it comes to tax and financial issues. By constantly keeping an eye on the financial situation, they can provide well-founded analyses and evaluations to the management in order to be able to make important decisions together.  

Accountants occupy important key positions in companies and make a significant contribution to the successful development of companies.  

The demand for accountants is high; they are sought after in all industries. Accordingly, passing the final examination of the training offers versatile perspectives as well as the opportunity for career advancement. Possible jobs are offered by companies in the private sector, public administration or clubs and associations.  



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Sie sind Bilanzbuchhalter:in und suchen einen neuen, spannenden Job (m/w/d)?

Als Expert:in für Finanzen suchen Sie eine neue Herausforderung? Sie können Datenmengen im Schlaf verarbeiten und scheuen sich nicht vor direkter Kommunikation? Dann zeigen Sie in einem neuen Unternehmen, welche Vision Sie vom Arbeiten mit Finanzen haben. Erreichen Sie mit unserer Unterstützung Ihr nächstes Karrierelevel. Wir helfen Ihnen bei der Suche nach dem passenden Unternehmen.

Sie suchen ein herausforderndes Projekt als Bilanzbuchhalter:in (m/w/d)?

Sie kennen sich mit unternehmensinternen Zahlen aus und wissen, was ein Unternehmen benötigt, um die Quartals- und Jahresziele zu erreichen? Sie tauschen sich gerne mit Wirtschafts- und Steuerberater:innen aus? Dann bringen Sie Ihr Können in einem neuen Projekt und Unternehmen ein. Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Akquise neuer Projekte.

Sie suchen kompetente Bilanzbuchhalter:innen für Ihr Unternehmen (m/w/d)?

Um im Bereich Finanzen und Steuern bestens beraten zu sein, suchen Sie neue Bilanzbuchhalter:innen? Hays hilft Ihnen, Ihre ausgeschriebenen Stellen qualifiziert zu besetzen. Finden Sie mit uns branchenerfahrene Expert:innen.

What does an accountant do? 

Accountants have various, diverse tasks in the finance departments of companies. They often work closely with the management level and develop the financial basis for corporate decisions. They form the interface between accounting and management.  

In addition, accountants have the task of preparing quarterly and annual financial statements and taking over the bookkeeping. They often act as contact persons for tax consultants and auditors, which is why they also need in-depth knowledge of tax law. 

Depending on the distribution of tasks, they also support the management in the interpretation of annual financial statements as well as cost accounting or controlling. Basically, the tasks are strongly dependent on the respective size of the company, the industry and the structure of the company.  

The main tasks of an accountant can be summarised as follows: 

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  2. Accounting

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  4. Preparation, analysis and interpretation of annual financial statements

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  6. Recording of tax-relevant facts

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  8. Financial and investment planning

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  10. Identification and documentation of financial corporate risks

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  12. Communication with tax and auditing

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  14. If necessary, personnel management and personnel planning

What skills does an accountant need? 

As the field of balance sheet accounting almost exclusively works with numbers, specialists in financial accounting should have an affinity for mathematics and accounting. Extensive knowledge of the industry in which the respective company operates, as well as tax law are also important prerequisites for successful work as an accountant. The following knowledge and skills are required to perform the job of an accountant: 

  • Number affinity and mathematical understanding 

  • Knowledge of tax law 

  • Accuracy and care 

  • Organisational skills  

  • Ability to work in a team and leadership skills 

  • Precise operation 

  • Comprehensible and concrete communication of complex recommendations for action 

How do you become an accountant? 

The basis for the accountant job in Austria is an apprenticeship or a degree with a focus on business administration. Building on this, interested parties can complete a course to become an accountant. Such course has a duration of about 8-10 months.  

Accountant salaries: What is the earning potential? 

As in many professions, the salary in balance sheet accounting is strongly dependent on the respective place of work, professional experience and previous career path. However, in this profession, it is the size of the company that has the greatest influence on the respective salary

Basically, as an accountant you can expect an annual salary of between EUR 30,000 and 40,000 gross when entering the profession. With experience and increasing responsibility, your salary can increase to up to EUR 60,000 gross. 

Perspectives and further training opportunities as an accountant 

Accountants have very good prospects on the job market, both as employees and as freelance consultants. Training as an accountant not only offers you access to activities in international companies, but also the basis for training as a tax consultant. Accountants are sought after in every industry, so you can specialise according to your preferences. In addition, due to the comprehensive knowledge of accounting, there is a possibility to take a leadership position in the respective field.  

Our employment opportunities for accountants

In order for you to successfully fulfil your job as an accountant, we offer you a wide variety of contract models. Whether in permanent employment or as a freelance specialist. Together we will determine what type of contract is right for you.

This is how we successfully bring accountants and companies together 

We place accountants according to our effective "Find & Engage" concept. This means: We know our applicants very well and know what qualifications and strengths they have. In order to find the right candidate for each company and every vacancy, it is our top priority to know both sides exactly and to bring their requirements and wishes together. 

Our recruiters create selection lists of our applicants on the basis of search networks and data analyses. These allow us to access candidates who meet the requirements of companies, even if they are not currently actively looking for a job. With this network, our HR specialists then succeed in quickly establishing contact between companies and applicants. 

After both sides have been able to get to know each other intensively and there is an interest in cooperation, all contractual framework conditions are coordinated with us.  

Our Find & Engage concept

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