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For Accountants - how long did it take you to get a job?

rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
edited May 2013 in Working in Australia
Hello po, just to get some ideas and tips po. For accountants, gaano po kayo katagal nakahanap ng work?
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  • 021607021607 SydneyPosts: 84Member
    @rolf021 - hi there! i was blessed to get a 3-month contract after about a week from landing. i sent online applications a month before my flight and tinawagan ako ng headhunters tapos nagschedule ng personal interview sa week ng pagdating namin sa Oz. After 3 months, ginawa akong permanent sa work. Still with the company now, 1 year na ako and looking forward to more years :)
  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    wow!congrats!ang galing naman po. may I know po who are your headhunters?
  • 021607021607 SydneyPosts: 84Member
    @rolf021 - robert walters gave me the job :)
  • mark_ymark_y MelbournePosts: 71Member
    @rolf021 Hi..thank you for opening this thread.. Sa OZ ka na rin ba?
    we are planning to have our initial entry sa Perth this AUgust, but I'm starting to prepare my cv para magsend na ng applications.. sana maraming opporttunities for accountants...
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Am interested with the answers here... :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    @mark_y - yep!dito na ako sa Sydney. Still looking for work rin kaya exploring all means para makahanap ng job. Sana maraming masgshare ng experience. Merun pa ako nakita offering internship pero walang bayad iyung nakita ko. Merun na ba nakatry?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @rolf021 - kelan ka dumating dito sa Australia boss? my wife is an accountant also, searching pa din... mejo stiff competition dito kasi...

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    @psychoboy - nung May 15 po kami dumating dito sa Sydney. So far..rejections parin natatanggap ko.
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbournePosts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    2 weeks pa lang kaya yan =)

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    2 weeks pa lang kaya yan =)
    Oo - 2 wks pa lang!! Pwede ba mag bakasyon... :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    salamat ulit sa lahat. buti nalang may support system tayo dito.:)
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbournePosts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Galingan mo para ma refer mo kami jan someday hahaha. Accountant din ako pero internal audit line. Balak ko mag shift to management accounting or sa compliance side someday. Mas marami ba opportunity jan sa Sydney kesa sa Melbourne?

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    Sure!Kapag may work na ako..post ko agad dito mga openings. hehe..Hindi ko alam kung mas marami opportunity dito sa Sydney..baka..kaso mas matindi rin ata competition.
  • lytelyte PerthPosts: 25Member
    Accountant here also.took me 5mos to land my first job as accountant.agent helped me for the post.
  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    Thanks for sharing lyte!Is this your first job? Did you call your agent? Or is this an application on their website?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Thanks for sharing lyte!Is this your first job? Did you call your agent? Or is this an application on their website?
    @rolf021 - are you here down under already? :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    @psychoboy - yep!I am down under!here at sydney.
  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    hi - wanted to ask. pwede kaya magwalk-in instead of applying online?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    edited May 2013
    hi - wanted to ask. pwede kaya magwalk-in instead of applying online?
    @rolf021: Walk-in will probably get you far if you are talking about local small firms... For big institutions, I highly doubt! :)

    By the way, what was your experience previously?

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • barlovalbarloval SydneyPosts: 72Member
    Rolf try mo rin sa local newspapers and sa mga kakilala., mas maganda pag nag refer...increase mo lang yung circle of friends mo. Yung wife ko 6 mos inabot bago nkakita ng work.
  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    @barloval - yeah. lagi ko inaabangan Thursday local paper dito sa amin. Kaso wala pa ako nakita na accounting position. Paano ba mag-increase ng circle of friends? Congrats po sa wife niyo..Saan at paano po siya nakahanap ng work?


    @psychoboy - I worked in IBM as a financial accountant/analyst. actually..dami rin naging experience - general accountant/accounts payable etc.

    thanks for all the replies!
  • staycoolstaycool SydneyPosts: 758Member
    parang ang tagal po ng mga nagkaka-work for accountants ah...accountant din po ako with VISA 190..still awaiting the grant though...
    i am also a follower of this thread so that i will know kung paano ang galaw ng accounting profession especially sa Sydney...hopefully magkatulung-tulungan tayo...
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      CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    We will be turning 2 months this coming Tuesday - experience ni misis (as an accountant migrant) has not been too okey... She has had 3 interviews with headhunters but with no luck, 2 phone interviews with the company with no luck again and a face to face interview with an insurance firm - this went okey until an accountant from a rival firm usurped her for the position...

    Keep fighting pa rin!! :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    @psychoboy at least may progress ang applications ng wife mo and she is able to secure some interviews. :) That's good progress considering medyo tough makakuha ng work ngayon..

    Oops sorry to comment, IT ako, not accountant. hehehe im feeling the same way, nakakakuha ako interviews but can't get the job because they hired internal candidates! hehehe

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @psychoboy at least may progress ang applications ng wife mo and she is able to secure some interviews. :) That's good progress considering medyo tough makakuha ng work ngayon..

    Oops sorry to comment, IT ako, not accountant. hehehe im feeling the same way, nakakakuha ako interviews but can't get the job because they hired internal candidates! hehehe
    Thanks! :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • rolf021rolf021 SydneyPosts: 191Member
    Yep..getting interviews is now increasing the chance. Ako..la parin interview. Pero..aja parin!
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Yep..getting interviews is now increasing the chance. Ako..la parin interview. Pero..aja parin!
    FIGHTING!! :)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • staycoolstaycool SydneyPosts: 758Member
    keep on fighting...and praying... GOD bless to all ...
    • via MARA Agent
      CPA Australia 040912 : NSW SS 030812 : EOI first lodged 081312 : 1st Invitation 083112 : Updated EOI 110812 : 2nd Invitation 032713 : Lodged App 040213 : CO 042213 : medicals: 050213...visa granted (thank YOU LORD!) 060513 ... IED to NSW 03XX14 ??
  • NengNeng SydneyPosts: 18Member
    Hello accountants,

    A recruiter from UGL limited called me for a position of Financial Accountant (actually its Senior Financial Accountant). Afaik, this is direct employment, so might give you better chances. if you're interested PM me your resume, I can endorse it to him. Please tailor fit your CV according to the role.

    Let me know if you need help. My background is Management accounting, so i guess they are flexible with the required skills and experience.

    Good luck to everyone!
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbournePosts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    edited June 2013
    @neng what can you say about managerial accounting work? Im thinking whether to shift from auditing to managerial acctg someday but dont know the pros and cons

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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