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Accounting is the language of business. It involves the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions and plays a pivotal role in the financial monitoring and control of every organisation.

Through financial statements accounting allows a company to report on its operations, financial position and cash flows to managers and shareholders. Accounting also informs and drives the budget process and facilitates reporting on other important performance measures.

What kind of job can I get?

The field of accounting is incredibly diverse, and a degree in accounting is a great basis for a range of business careers. A degree in accounting can lead to a range of career options:

Financial auditor

Forensic accountant

Environmental accountant

Investment analyst

Superannuation adviser

Accounting software developer

Risk manager

Data analyst

Business analyst

Taxation accountant

Compliance manager

Accounts clerk

Chartered practising accountant (CPA)

Financial controller

Financial manager

Credit officer

Payroll officer

Client manager

Bookkeeper

Management accountant

CFO

What kind of career can I have?

Accounting is a rewarding career path with many opportunities and possibilities.

Accountants are needed in large and small companies across all industries.

As an accountant, you can have a variety of roles or work in any number of specialty areas such as tax, auditing, budgeting, forensics or liquidation. You can also use your accounting degree as a foundation to move into other areas of business down the track.

Our graduates have gone into companies including:

KPMG

Deloitte

PwC

ANZ Banking Group

Westpac

Macquarie Bank

Commonwealth Bank

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Taxation Office

National Australia Bank

EY

Reserve Bank of Australia

Grant Thornton

Accenture

Pitcher Partners

H&R Block

KordaMentha

CPA Australia

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  • I've always been interested in disciplines based on mathematics and analysis, so I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to study accounting. It can be quite challenging at times, but is also extremely rewarding. It's also really interesting learning about the challenges that the accounting industry faces.

    Marcus Or

    Bachelor of Commerce
    Accounting

    Marcus Or
     
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