Professional Qualifications in Accounting and Finance
When planning a career in Accounting or Finance you will also need to consider whether you wish to obtain a professional qualification.
Although a BCom in Accounting or Finance is a good educational grounding, gaining membership of a professional accounting body is desirable and can lead to greater employment prospects.
The Department provides a number of routes to professional membership.
Accounting: professional qualifications
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (NZICA): Otago requirements
- Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)