Take advantage of a range of resources to help with your studies
Check out recommended library resources, read advice for writing an 'A+' essay – or explore the wealth of assistance provided by the University. The Department of Accountancy and Finance, the Otago Business School and the University of Otago are on hand to assist with your studies.
Our Accounting Mentoring Programme is available to all students majoring in Accounting. The programme helps familiarise you with the wide range of Accounting career opportunities, and also helps you understand what it means to become a member of a professional body.
Dunedin Community Accounting
Dunedin Community Accounting is a voluntary service organisation in which Otago accounting students provide accounting advice to not-for-profit organisations. Being involved in this programme is a great way to meet members of the local community, put your accounting skills to good use, plus volunteering looks great on your CV and something to talk about during job interviews. For more information please contact Associate Professor Ros Whiting.
Writing and writing resources
We offer a range of study resources – including individual assistance – to help you get it right. Accounting and Finance are about more than just analysing numerical information. You will also be required to write reports, and to communicate information in a way that meets the needs of technical and non-technical audiences. Increasingly, employers are seeking graduates who have a skill-set that combines a high level of analytical and communication skills.
Writing better essays and reports
- The Importance of Preplanning
- Make or Break Introductions
- Conquer the Paragraph
- The Essay
- The Key Elements of a Report
Individual assistance from the Written Communication Officer
Need help with your written work? The Written Communication Officer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance provides individual assistance and information about resources on academic writing skills.
Written Communication Officer
Tel: 64 3 479 9138
University of Otago resources
Otago Business School resources
National and international associations
The Department of Accountancy and Finance has associations with many businesses and organisations. These include the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Australia and the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute. Find out more about our links to various national and international associations.
Finance website links
We recommend the following websites as potentially interesting and useful for students.
New Zealand websites:
- New Zealand Stock Exchange
- Datex (NZ company information)
- New Zealand Futures & Options Exchange (incorporated with Sydney Futures Exchange)
- New Zealand Treasury
- New Zealand Invest: Sharemarket, shares, stock exchange