Investment analysts, financial controllers, and finance managers are all in high demand according to Simon Lynch of Michael Page’s Perth office. He says CA and CPA qualified accountants are particularly hot property, with many experienced local candidates having left to work overseas.
The West’s success has even prompted the introduction of relocation packages to encourage staff to move in from elsewhere in the country, adds Lynch.
And once they arrive, pay is distinctly healthy. “Recently qualified professionals can expect a base salary of $60,000 to $70,000,” Lynch says. “People with between three and five years’ experience can expect a salary of $70,000 to $100,000, plus a bonus in the vicinity of 10%. Experienced financial managers can expect a salary of $100,000.”