Salary Guide 2021

Finance and accounting salary trends

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What is a competitive finance and accounting salary in 2021?

Whether you’re researching an accounting salary or CFO salary, our 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide can help you identify the important salary trends happening in Australia.

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Acquisitions are a cost-effective win

Rather than starting a new business, acquisitions are considered by companies as a cost-effective strategy to outperform a downturn and drive growth during an uncertain time.

Finance function, a critical business partner

The ever-changing business environment and evolving consumer trends resulting from COVID-19 are emphasising the need for the finance function to be an insight-driven business partner to finance leaders.

Forecasting, budgeting and strategy planning

As the pandemic continues to unfold, finance teams are heavily reliant on gathering and analysing snapshot data to drive continuous planning efforts in 2021.

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What our Accounting and Finance Salary Guide offers you

  • Learn what specialist skills within the finance sector are most difficult to find
  • Discover the in-demand technical and soft skills for top finance and accounting candidates
  • Find out what accounting roles are most sought-after by hiring managers, for both permanent and temporary jobs
  • Explore the salary percentile breakdown of accounting and finance salaries in 2021 across Australia


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Getting the most accurate salary data

Attracting and keeping top talent is more important than ever in helping Australian businesses stay strong in uncertain economic times. Employers are still challenged to find candidates with the skills they need, fast. Recruiting and retaining the best people requires staying current with hiring and salary trends.

That's where Robert Half comes in.

We published our first Salary Guide in 1950. Since then, we've been known as the leading source for comprehensive and highly accurate salary and hiring trends. The salary ranges in the 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide are based on the thousands of placements made by Robert Half recruitment professionals and the actual starting salaries our clients pay for top talent.

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