Accountants looking for Australian Immigration can apply under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program. Australia has a critical shortage of Accountants needed to fill lucrative positions in Australia.
Applicants will need to meet the basic requirements for GSM, pass the Australian immigration Points Test and get the skills assessment from one of the three professional bodies for accountants to qualify for an Australian visa.
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- Be less than 45 years of age
- qualified ACCA/ACMA/CA/CIMA
- have at least 1 year post qualification work experience
- have 7.0 Bands in all the four modules of IELTS Academic
Before migrating to Australia as a skilled migrant you need to have your skills assessed by the relevant assessment authority for your occupation. For this occupation you will need to be assessed by one of the three professional bodies for accountants i.e. CPA/ICAA/IPA. They assess professional qualifications and work experience for the purposes of skilled migration to Australia.
The number of Australian skilled migrant visas granted for accountants has doubled to 14,680 since last year, released the official 2010-2011 migration program report.