Why Accounting?

Accounting is the foundation of business and opens the door to a rewarding career with many opportunities and possibilities. Accounting is concerned with resource allocation, measurement and value creation and interacts across organisational functions including senior management, finance, marketing, human resources, information systems and operations.

Accounting, as an area of specialisation, not only offers strong employability prospects, but it can also be the first step towards a senior management position in a range of organisations. Accountants don’t just report or audit a firm’s performance, they also provide critical advice on finance, tax and a range of management issues. In fact, they provide a strategic function in all organisations and a crucial role in business accountability.

Endless career options

Studying accounting provides a broad base of understanding for a career in business. You will learn about organisational relationships, critical decision-making, professional scepticism, self-management and the importance of communication among stakeholders. If you are interested in a career in management consulting, banking, audit and advisory, the public sector, the corporate sector or even running your own business, this may be the specialisation for you.

Professional membership

Students who complete the required units are eligible to apply for provisional membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). These professional memberships are valued highly within the workforce and provide further career opportunities.


Accounting is changing

Accounting students and teachers reflect on the role of accounting and how to get the most out of your degree.