Accounting » Career Opportunities
Studying accounting will not always lead to you becoming an Accountant, it will however provide you with the tools for a career in the general commerce and business arena.
As a graduate you may end up working in an Accounting practice for a specific department i.e. Tax, Audit, Business Advisory, or you may choose to take the path of the public sector and work for a Government Department in an analyst role analysing a range of information on which Ministers will base their decisions, or you may head for a Corporate/Commercial role where you will support internal management in making business decisions by providing accurate and relevant costing and performance information.
Accounting can lead into the following careers
Becoming an Accounting Technician provides a great way to get into the commercial and business world.
A forensic accountant performs investigative accounting and litigation support.
A management accountant oversees everything that has to do with a company’s incoming and outgoing money, profits and losses.
Financial consultants work with companies or individuals to plan for their financial futures by offering information and guidance on topics that include taxes, investments and insurance decisions.
Auditors examine the financial statements of companies or organisations and provide an opinion on whether the statements give a true and fair view of their financial performance and position.
Successful business operation involves being on top of bills and accounts. Accounts officers make sure this happens.
Financial accountants prepare financial reports and give financial advice to clients or company management
Secondary school teachers teach one or more curriculum subject areas to students of about 13 to 18 years of age at a secondary school.
Payroll officers calculate and arrange payment of staff salaries and wages.
Financial advisers look at a client's personal or lifestyle situation and objectives, help identify their cash flow management and insurance needs, and give advice to help the client protect and build assets.
A financial analyst is a person who performs financial analysis for external or internal clients as a core part of the job.
Trainers plan and provide practical training courses for employees of businesses, government or other organisations.
Receiverships and liquidations accountants are concerned with receivership and liquidation when a company has failed, or with providing advice to companies who are in financial strife.
An IT advisory accountant helps companies make the most of their accounting information system.
Tax lawyers provide advice to clients regarding all types of direct and indirect taxation.
Career consultants assist individuals and groups with their career decision-making, and may assist with an individual's self-development and job search.
Cashiers are responsible for directly handling monetary transactions.
Bank managers are responsible for the overall development and performance of their branch and staff, ensuring quality service, business growth and profitability targets.
Personal bankers provide a personalised service, providing customers with support for all their banking and financial service needs.