Accounting is a central function in every business. It involves analysing and using financial information to understand and to evaluate the financial position of an organisation. It can involve anything from basic book-keeping to more complicated management of balance sheets and income statements.
A professional accounting qualification is not just for people who want to become accountants. It equips individuals for a broad spectrum of successful careers in small and large businesses, financial services, not-for-profit organizations and the government sector, all of which require an ability to understand and interpret financial information for use in decision making.
You can work in any role, from strategic planning to risk analysis. Wherever there is a need for someone with astute accounting knowledge, sharp business skills and ability to communicate, you will be in demand.
To practise as an accountant, graduates must also undertake study for professional accreditation through one of the professional bodies such as the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
At AUT we give you an accounting education, not simply training in accounting. We take an analytical perspective of how accounting is practised and how it should be practised, so you develop a real understanding of the subject matter rather than just rote learning.
Our Accounting Department at AUT is recognized by the following professional accounting bodies:
The accounting department offers postgraduate degrees with focus in the areas of:
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