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Old 09-13-2012, 08:03 AM
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Hi all,

My 175 visa (Accountant) has just been granted and I have started my job hunting process. I have 7+ years of audit experience with Big4 accounting firm with 5 years in Vietnam (my home country) and 2 years in Singapore. I am partly qualified with ACCA (got a few papers left). Do you think my profile good enough to get a Big4 jobs in Australia?

It would be great if anyone in the same occupation can share some experience. All kind of advice for job search in Australia is much appreciated as well.

Thanks all.

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Hi NhatPham, I saw that you just got your 175 Visa, congrats!! I'm a management accountant and will be applying for the same Visa once I get all the required documents. I was wondering, how long did it take you to get your Visa granted from the time you applied?

Thanks and good luck in your search!


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Hi,

Thanks.

I was extremely lucky with my application I think. It took only 2.5 months from the time I lodged my application (29 Jun) to get my visa granted (12 Sep). I applied under the old regime (i.e. before 1 Jul 2012) so I am not sure how it goes with the new system (i.e. SkillSelect and EOI).

I waited for 2 months before my CO was assigned. The duration may vary, some waited for 4 - 5 months, some haven't got a CO after a long wait. After the CO was assigned I was given around 1 month to submit medical and police checks. Last pieces were submitted on 11 Sep and I got the result on 12 Sep. Lightning fast. From what I saw in this forum, as well as what I got from my agent, it normally takes 2 - 4 weeks for the CO to give the outcome. You can see more references in timeline in the timeline thread for skilled migrant visa in this forum.

My experience might not be relevant but I'm happy to share where I can.

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Wow you were really lucky!! How many points were you able to get? I heard the higher he points, the faster it may go. If I can get a high score in the ielts exam, I should be getting to at least 65 pts. Not sure if i'll be able to get much on work experience. My previous job was not 100% related to management accountant And i only have 2.5 yrs on current role, it doesnt meet the 3 year mark yet. I'm trying to gage how long it will take since I have a dog export to coordinate on top of this!


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Old 09-19-2012, 05:06 AM
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I think I got 65 or 60, just the minimum to applied that time or little above. When I applied, it only matters whether you have enough points to apply. 60 or 80 did not make a difference. I'm not sure how the point system has changed now. But I also think the higher points you have, the better chance there is that your application can be processed sooner.

For your experience, I think as long as you meet the experience in the "occupation", says Accountant, not the role you are in now, you will still be fine. Why don't you try applying as Accountant (General)? I think it gives you more flexibility in terms of presenting your experience and skills for skill assessment, as long as they are accounting related. I am an external auditor but I also applied as an Accountant (General).


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Hi, congratulation on your Visa. With your 7 years of professional experience it shouldnt be a problem of finding a job there. However, from most of the forum i went through, most highlighted that local experience is a king maker.

When are you planning to go over to Australia?


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Old 10-11-2012, 09:23 AM
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Hi WesleyWong,

Thanks! I'll probably come during the second quarter next year, people say it's good. I can't agree more on the 'local experience'. So I am working on my CV now to make it more appealing to Australian employer. I plan to complete CPA Aus as well.

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Yeah, I am also working on it. I am planning to go by end of this year. So now i am very hardworking in sending out resume to every corner of Australia...hope at least can get something. All the best!


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Best of luck! However, I heard that end of the year is a bad time coz people will be on summer holiday and little chance you can get something during that period.

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Hi NhatPham, I saw that you just got your 175 Visa, congrats!! I'm a management accountant and will be applying for the same Visa once I get all the required documents. I was wondering, how long did it take you to get your Visa granted from the time you applied?

Thanks and good luck in your search!


Hi yh31/ Hi NhatPham,

I wish u much luck for your immigration process.

Please tell me how can i know which kind of visa I am eligible to and what are the required documents? do you think that I need an immigration consultant for my process?

Thank you in advance for your answer?


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