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Accounting and Finance professional qualifications

To enhance and add value to your Otago BCom in Accounting we recommend you become a member of one or more of the professional Accounting or Finance associations. If you wish to work in New Zealand as a public practitioner or auditor the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), or Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia) are pathways to take. Finance students will be interested in Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) membership.

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

Accounting - Four professional pathways

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ): Otago requirements

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Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Note: Otago's BCom meets the academic requirements for CAANZ, CPA Australia and 12 of the 17 modules for CIMA, and 9 of the fundamental papers required for ACCA.

Finance: professional qualifications

Otago's Department of Accountancy and Finance are the first of three New Zealand CFA programme partners:


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)