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Accounting is more than numbers and you will not be exposed to endless repetitive calculations or bookkeeping exercises. The subject focuses on the core ideas behind accounting which in turn help improve valuable skills that are interchangeable with numerous jobs in the work place. These skills can include effective communication of accounting information both verbally and written, knowledge of business management practices, including business ethics and skills in analysing and interpreting different accounting information. The skills gained from studying accounting are vast and compatible with not only a standard accounting role but a wide range of careers.

New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

A career in accounting will give you the challenges, opportunities and an exciting life. Professionals in accounting and finance hold some of the most influential and rewarding positions in New Zealand and throughout the world.

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