Accounting & Finance

Business without accounting or finance? Unthinkable. Accounting and finance professionals are key to any organisation , in any industry and anywhere in the world. they develop and operate financial systems, manage tax obligations and cash flows, and provide input into strategic planning. Forget the image of the number cruncher and scorekeeper – the new breed of accountant is a forward-looking business leader. It’s an exciting career. With lots of variety, good job security and impressive salaries. And it’s a career that can take you right around the world.

Study accounting and finance at unitec, and you get to meet key industry players while you’re still studying. You might see them at industry events, during guest lectures, at the department of Accounting and Finance’s annual Grad Fest, and during Industry Based Learning, the work placement for final-year Bachelor of Business students. Who knows, all this mixing and mingling may even help you find a job once you graduate.

It’s study that fits around your life. Full-time or part-time study, evening courses, Summer School – you choose how many courses you take per year. You also choose at what level you want to start your study – certificate, diploma or bachelors degree.

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), CPA Australia, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are all on our frequent caller list. For you this means qualifications that are recognised by industry and reflect current industry practice. in other words, what you learn will be relevant for your accounting and finance career, wherever it might take you.


Accounting and Finance programmes 

If you’re just starting out:

Or, our Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

To help you meet the NZICA academic requirements for an Accounting Technician:

To help you meet the NZICA academic requirements for an Associate Chartered Accountant:

To help you to meet professional accounting body academic requirements to be a CA (New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants), CPA (CPA Australia) or ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants):

To qualify with a degree in finance:


Last edited: 19 September 2013  

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