Benchmarking with a stronger motion across Australia

The anticipated growth of the advisory sector, results in higher competition for talent. Mercer’s framework reflects our deep understanding of the sector, including current trends and issues that your firm is facing. This survey has one of the largest incumbents count, highly specialised in Accounting and Advisory roles, including Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance and Advisory.


With participants across top tier firms to smaller boutique firms, the survey provides empirical data to cater for prevalent tax and audit roles, hot jobs and emerging tech jobs.



Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review




About the Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review


The Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review oversees industry people-trends so you can stay ahead of the movements in the market. 

It is one of the largest collections of legal remuneration data across the nation. With participants ranging from top tier firms to smaller boutique firms, the survey provides empirical data to cater for all types of peer group comparisons. 

Report features: 

  • Covers five broad disciplines: Overall Audit, Overall Tax, Overall Corporate Finance, Advisory Services and Support
  • Complete career level ranges: from entry level, mid-career consultant, manager, senior managers, principals and directors
  • High incumbent count, including key positions like external audit, tax consulting, tax services/advisory, corporate finance and other support roles
  • Market data categorised by location and firm size.

New for 2021

  • Topical issues generated via pulse surveys throughout the year.
Australian Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review

How can Mercer help? 


Through our experience in working with leading local and global organisations, we know that well-designed remuneration plans are more than a set of market-led formulas. By joining our survey, you are joining the most comprehensive network of accounting and advisory firms’ remuneration data across the country. You are equipping yourself with the knowledge to confidently back up your remuneration decisions, as well as having a dedicated account manager for you to call and talk to.





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Learn more about Mercer's Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review and how you can participate with Mercer's salary benchmarking surveys.


  • Product overview


    Product overview

    Product Overview


    Mercer’s Mercer's Accounting and Advisory Remuneration Survey entitles you to a broad range of benefits including: 

    • Total employment cost
    • Total employee reward
    • STI eligible
    • STI target
    • STI actual.


  • Product details


    Product details

    Product Details

    Mercer's Australian Accounting and Advisory Remuneration Survey includes a vast range of features:


    Survey Statistics

    • Number of organisations: 17
    • Number of observations: 28,904


    Data collected

    • Administration, Facilities and Secretarial
    • Capital Markets/Investment Banking
    • Consumer and Commercial Banking
    • Data Analytics/Warehousing and Business Intelligence


    • Finance
    • General Management
    • Human Resources
    • IT, Telecom and Internet
    • Legal, Compliance and Audit


    • Project/Program Management
    • Quality Management
    • Sales, Marketing and Product Management.

  • Survey schedule


    Survey schedule

    Survey schedule


    • Data submission dates: September
    • Survey Published:  November
    • Post-survey trends analysis event (exclusive to survey participants only): January

Purchase survey

By purchasing Mercer's Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Review and opting to become a participant, not only do you become part of the local and global research community, you also reduce the cost in accessing the survey for your organisation.

Accounting and Advisory Firms Remuneration Survey (AAFRS)

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AUD $8,000 Ex GST

Additional Mercer WIN log ins available *

AUD $725.00 Ex GST (Annual license fee)

* By subscribing to this review, you will be required to participate and contribute data to this survey on an annual basis.. Additional subscription benefits are also included as part of this package.




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