Accounting & Finance
Business without accounting or finance? Unthinkable. Accounting and finance professionals are key to any organisation. They develop and operate financial systems, manage tax obligations and cash flows, and provide input into strategic planning. 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 Show, 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 business 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.
If you’re already working in accounting or finance, there are Foundation Workshops for provisional members of the NZICA who want to prepare for the NZCIA Foundations Programme, and for financial advisers who want to meet the new legal and industry requirements.
The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), CPA Australia and the industry training organisation ETITO are all on our frequent caller list. For you this means qualifications that are recognised by industry and reflect current industry practice.
Accounting and Finance programmes
If you’re just starting out:
- Certificate in Business (Introductory)
- Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 3)
- Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 4)
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:
- New Zealand Diploma in Business – Accounting
- Diploma in Accounting (with specified courses)
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):
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and
- Diploma in Professional Accountancy (with specified courses); or
- Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy; or
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy
To qualify with a degree in finance:
Last edited: 19 April 2013