Many young migrants have sought to make
Australia a new home. They have come from strong family networks with committed
and determined parents wishing for a greater life for their children. Part of
that dream, the dream for all parents, is to give their children the best they
can and they will sacrifice their time, money and energy to achieve this goal.
Committed parents do this not for
themselves, but because they have a deep and genuine love for their children.
For them, there is no decision. Sacrificing their time to work more to earn
enough for their child’s overseas university degree is worth it. They don’t
think twice when it comes to sacrificing their personal spending for their
If you are an overseas student and your
loving parents have done this for you, the big question is, “Have you got what you wanted from your
Accounting degree?”. Has the sacrifice been worth it? Have you achieved
your dreams after such a difficult period, managing all the personal, academic
and financial aspects of your life? There are examples of this dilemma across
Prashant works as an Assistant Manager in
K-mart, Parramatta. He is a natural leader with positive values which helped
him get a promotion in a Supervisor role in the store. But ultimately he wants
to be a professional in the Accounting field. Prashant migrated from Bihar
province in India to complete his Masters in Accounting at Macquarie University.
Prashant’s parents assisted him financially
to study in Australia and he left behind his wife and young son. His dream is
to become a Professional Accountant and open up his own accounting practice in
Australia to help the local Indian community. Part of this dream was to be able
to bring across his parents. He most of all wanted a greater life for his young
While his English was acceptable, Prashant
was not able to achieve acceptance into a Graduate Program in any of the 1
or 2 tier public practice firms, not to mention the Big Four.
Getting into a Graduate Program can guarantee success, but its very difficult
to get in. They asked him strange questions like “tell me a joke?”. Then they
had a team exercise to assess interaction with others. It’s a fine balance
between being strong minded and maybe considered arrogant, or also being too
nice and considered weak. The Programs look for leaders and this has a language
bias against foreigners. So not everyone can be the leader they are looking for.
Prashant was facing an uphill battle achieving his Accounting dream and he
longed to move on from his position at K-mart. He needs help to take a step
closer towards his dream.
Simba drives a taxi in Brisbane for cash
income. He works nights, but is happy to work daytimes as well. Any times are
fine really, as shifts are scarce in a tight economy and not regular. Simba
came to Australia from Tianjin, China to study Accounting at the University of
Queensland. Although he has finished his Bachelor Degree in Professional
Accounting, he hasn’t been able to break into the accounting field. He hasn’t
even been able to get phone calls from prospective employers.
Simba is feeling the pressure because his
parents want to visit him soon and he doesn’t want to show them that all their
sacrifice and money has helped him get a job as a Driver. Their simple salary
as government officers meant that they had to take personal risks in finding
enough money to afford an education in Australia. Simba has seen his peers get accounting
jobs and he is determined to begin his accounting career. His eventual goal is
to make his parents proud with a respected professional job and save up to pay
for the Contributory Parent Migration fee of $42,220 per parent.
These stories are all too common in
Australia and it is hard to know where to turn to for help. Fortunately,
Florian Accounting’s training & internship program can help you. This
accounting training and internship program provides unpaid intern experience in
a professional public practice setting. There are two convenient CBD locations
in Sydney and Brisbane so its easy to find. The training timetables are
flexible and can be tailored to trainee needs.
Included in the intern program is MYOB
training where you will master the basics of running an accounting system using
the most popular local accounting software. Your Excel skills will receive a
boost with training on intermediate to advanced functions and Pivot tables.
There is also a resume modification service that helps to boost your chances of
getting a phone call from a recruiter.
The key difference in completing the
internship program at Florian Accounting is that there is no longer any theory
being discussed. It is all practical and geared to the local Australian accounting
work environment with local work practices and procedures. The training is
practical and applied where trainees work on past real internal company data
using their own laptops. There is supervision from Senior qualified staff so
that there is application of the training and genuine learning of accounting
All these aspects help to improve the
confidence of trainees, helping them relax in interviews and this translates to
improved interview performance. Overall, the result is that Florian Accounting
interns have an increased chance of being employed in the accounting
profession. For more information, please contact Florian Accounting on 02 8889
4111 or visit