What is Accounting?
Accounting is the “language of business”; a system that collects, measures, and communicates all relevant financial information that an entity or a business requires for managing, reporting, resource allocation, and decision making purposes. Accounting is how business records, verifies, and reports values of assets, liabilities, income and expenses.
What do Accountants do?
Being an Accountant is much more than just crunching numbers. Accountants are strategic business advisers and valued member of management teams, and increasingly progress to senior management or board positions. Besides recording business transactions, bookkeeping and preparing financial statements, accountants also: provide advice on interpretation and application of financial data, participate with senior management in strategies for mergers, acquisitions and future direction of the organisation, compute cost and efficiency gains from new technologies, analyse the growth opportunities for new products, develop management information system to facilitate organisational control, decision making and reporting on organisational financial performance.
What do I study?
The Accounting major, which can be undertaken as part of the Bachelor of Business, will prepare you for one of the most sought after business professions. Accounting major units focus on financial and management accounting, specialised accounting applications, audit and assurance, and corporate and taxation law.
The final year capstone industry based project will be based on a real application in industry or in an organisation. This project will allow you to bring together and strengthen the knowledge and skills you have gained during the program.
Bachelor of Business (Majors in: Accounting, Marketing, and Management)
Graduate Diploma of Accounting
Master of Professional Accounting
What are the career opportunities?
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Accounting major, students may find employment in areas of corporate accounting, financial accounting/reporting, managerial accounting, auditing and assurance, taxation, and investments, within all areas of commerce, industry, and government.
Career roles and options include: Graduate Accountant, Certified Practicing Accountant on completion of the CPA program, Chartered Accountant on completion of the CA program, Credit Controller, Credit Analyst, Auditor, Financial Analyst or Consultant, Financial Planner on completion of further financial planning qualifications, Finance Manager, Investment Analyst/Consultant, Investment Manager, Business Analyst/Consultant, Corporate Secretary, Taxation Consultant, Taxation Agent on completion of Tax Agent qualification, Systems Accountant and Forensic Accountant.