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Accounting and Finance professional qualifications

To enhance and add value to your BCom in Accounting or Finance, we recommend you become a member of one or more of the professional accounting or finance associations.

The Department of Accountancy and Finance at Otago has connections with several professional associations to suit different career aspirations.


CAANZsmallChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Official CPA logo - resized for webCertified Practising Accountants (CPA)

ACCAsmallAssociation of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

CIMAsmallChartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Otago's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree can be structured to meet the academic requirements for CA ANZ or CPA Australia, 12 of the 17 modules for CIMA, and 9 of the fundamental papers required for ACCA.


cfaChartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program

The University of Otago is a participant in the CFA University Affiliation Program (UAP).