Accounting down under: time to pack your bags? By Max Williamson
Is there anyone working in finance who doesn’t know at least one person who has spent some time in Australia? A secondment to Australia has almost become a rite of passage for many newly qualified UK accountants, most of whom are drawn towards the country on the basis of its excellent work/ life balance, and the almost universal positive feedback of others who have worked there.
Most UK accountants will be aware that salary levels are lower than they are in the UK, but are equally likely to be aware of the fact that the cost of living is also lower.