Where do Chartered Accountants work?

Chartered Accountants work in a diverse range of roles and industries, – from commerce to public practice, government to academia. Recognised for their exceptional thinking, extensive real-world experience and advanced problem solving, they are highly sought after right across the globe.

Chartered Accountants are employed in the following diverse areas, including:

Big 4* 10%
Commerce 32%
Public practice 28%
Overseas 13%
Government  3%
Other 14%

*Deloitte & Touche, Ernst and Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chartered Accountants are involved in a range of areas, including:

Auditing 14%
Business services 17%
Financial reporting 19%
Management accounting 19%
Other 31%

Chartered Accountants work in a wide range of Industries, including:

Professional services 40%
Financial services 11%
Industrial services 7%
Wholesale & Retail Trade 3%
Property 2%
Mining 2%
Other 35%

*Professional services- consulting, legal and accounting

Article last updated 29 August 2012