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Accountancy and Finance at Otago is so much more than learning from textbooks

Our Community Accounting Initiative, staff and student research projects for business clients, visitor programme and regular guest lecturers are other ways we stay connected with the community.

Please get in touch with the Department if you are interested in collaborating with us.


Our connections with industry

Accounting Mentoring Programme

This programme is available to all students majoring in Accounting. Students have the opportunity to learn from the experts. This is their chance to work alongside mentors who span a wide range of industries and include CEOs, CFOs, company directors and accounting and consultancy firm partners.

Find out more about the Accounting Mentoring Programme

Executive in Residence Programme

This Executive in Residence Programme illustrates a way in which knowledge and best practices flows back and forth between the University of Otago and the business community. Every year we host distinguished business leaders from a wide range of backgrounds for short term residencies. These senior business leaders bring a wealth of knowledge to students and staff alike.

For more information on previous executives in residence

Industry events

The Assembly of Investment Chairs presents a significant opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities in ESG investing in the context of creating real world impacts.The inaugral Assembly of Investment Chairs was held in 2019.

Expert visitors

Every year we have a range of national and international experts visit our Department. Our visitors are invited to present seminars, or to stay for longer periods and contribute to the teaching and research activities of the Department.

Find more information on visitors to the Department of Accountancy and Finance

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