Love numbers? Accounting could be right for you! With a high demand for accountants in New Zealand, majoring in accounting can help you create a career in your passion.

What you will learn

  • Learn the accounting skills that employers are looking for
  • Produce and understand financial reports
  • Build your knowledge of New Zealand taxation and apply this to business

Become a member of the Chartered Accountants Association of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and work towards becoming a charted accountant.


Accounting career pathways include:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Investment banker
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Auditor

Find out more about becoming an accountant here.

Entry requirements

University Entrance or equivalent study or relevant work experience. 


Third Year Accounting Major Courses

AM6203 Intermediate Financial Accounting - (15 credits) 
You will apply the regulatory and technical aspects of financial accounting and external reporting for companies and evaluate financial and non-financial information. 
AM6204 Intermediate Management Accounting - (15 credits) 
You will collect, interpret, present and use relevant management accounting information for an organisation to effectively plan, control and make appropriate decisions regarding business operations. 
AM6205 Taxation in New Zealand - (15 credits) 
You will apply knowledge of taxation rules to New Zealand taxable entities in a range of situations. 
AM7302 Advanced Financial Accounting - (15 credits) 
To enable you to develop an understanding and critical awareness of financial accounting issues within New Zealand and international context. 
AM7303 Advanced Management Accounting - (15 credits) 
The aim of this course is to provide you with advanced techniques and skills to be able to provide and evaluate accounting information, including its behavioural implications and contribute to organisational success 

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