Accounting

Study accounting at Otago Polytechnic and gain the skills to record, organise and understand the financial information of any business. Learn with real-life case studies and workplace based and focussed assignments to seamlessly transition from study to employment or promotion within your industry. 

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Our accounting qualifications will prepare you to be a confident business professional who can make decisions, solve problems, communicate clearly, collaborate, be flexible and multi-task.  

The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the invaluable work experience you’ll gain as you study with industry visits, placements and internships. Our practical way of learning enables our graduates to go on to become leaders in their field who can evaluate options, anticipate risks and prioritise goals.  

Accounting qualifications

Business

This functional programme is suitable for those who want to learn how to prepare budgets, monitor business performance against budgets, determine internal controls to minimise financial risk, and analyse and interpret financial information for decision making.

Duration

32 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer, Finance Administrator, Inventory Controller, Supervisor, Team Leader

Business

If you are wanting to become a Chartered Accountant, this programme is ideal with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) accreditation. Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core.

Duration

3 Years

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Associated Chartered Accountant, Chartered Accountant

Business

This programme is suitable if you want to learn how to record and process financial transactions, and prepare financial statements and cash budgets. Courses include intermediate/advanced management accounting, intermediate/advanced financial accounting, taxation in New Zealand and organisational research design.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accountant, Finance Administrator

Renee Brown

Renee Brown

Accounting student

The 24-year-old mother-of-two completed a New Zealand Diploma in Business last year, and is now studying the Bachelor in Accounting.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.