As well as providing a route into the financial professions, a degree in accountancy develops skills that are useful in a range of sectors.

Where can Accounting take you?

When you graduate, you could become an accountant or auditor in a chartered accountancy practice, in industry, or in the public sector. You could also work as a business consultant or financial manager in a manufacturing, service or consultancy organisation.

Useful online resources

Careers New Zealand

Information on training, job prospects, pay scales and opportunities to be an accountant.
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Occupation Outlook

Occupation Outlook is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. It outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have the necessary qualifications.
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Career View

Information on Accounting careers and employment relevant to New Zealand students and graduates. Visit Career View

Inside Careers

Inside Careers specialises in finance careers in the UK. You’ll find information on the following career sectors: actuaries, insurance, pensions, investment banking, chartered accountancy, tax and management consultancy.
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Prospects specialises in advice for UK university students and graduates. Much of the information is relevant to NZ students.
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Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Information about how to and why you would become a chartered accountant.
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CPA Australia

Information about the benefits of becoming a CPA.
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Accounts and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ)

ATAINZ promotes the welfare and professional development of its members and represents their interests in New Zealand.
Visit Accounts and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ)

NZ Society of Actuaries

The professional body that ensures that work performed by actuaries in New Zealand meets internationally recognised professional standards.
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Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organisation for Accounting, Finance and Information and Technology Management students and professionals.
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