Excelsia College is proud to now be delivering a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Master of Professional Accounting. Both courses are 100 per cent accredited by CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant Australia) and CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).
Accounting demands a range of transferable skills, including quantitative, analytical, and decision-making skills. Students of Excelsia’s newly launched accounting degrees will develop a broad understanding of accounting and the environment in which it operates, as well as the ability to apply a wide range of accounting skills.
With academic direction from our industry-renowned Business academics, students are carefully guided to graduate with a practical accounting degree. Excelsia has a diverse student community, which creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. You will interact with peers possessing a broad range of experience, many of whom are looking to develop further insights in accounting.
Overseen by Excelsia’s Head of School of Business, Professor Ian Eddie, these degrees will challenge and inspire students. Professor Eddie describes accounting as the language of business; the financial success of a company can be impacted by accounting data and information, as well as logistics and sales reports.
‘All students are provided with outstanding teaching and learning support to prepare them for an exciting career in the accounting profession, including the provision of financial services and the financial management of business organisations,’ says Professor Eddie. ‘Practical projects using contemporary software, such as Xero, are used in learning activities. Applied business projects provide students with practical skills to enhance their employability on graduation.’
After they finish their studies, the graduate student is required to do a minimum of 3 years professional work experience under an approved mentor organisation in an accounting position. They will complete the professional examinations of either of the organisations that they have applied to be a member of. Following the successful completion of their professional work experience and providing they pass all of the professional examinations, the graduate will then be eligible to apply for membership of the organisation and can use the post-nominal letter CPA or CA.
Accounting is a global profession providing qualified accountants with career opportunities in international business and financial services. Accountants are employed in all organisations from small enterprises through to large global companies in roles such as a chief financial officer, chief accountant or financial controller.
‘Accountants also provide assurance and audit services to companies and organisations to satisfy shareholder and stakeholder obligations and meet government and regulatory compliance standards,’ explains Professor Eddie. ‘Today’s accountants have high-level information technology capabilities and are intimately involved in the management and leadership of organisations. Accountants are in strong demand and their professional skills and capabilities ensure they play a critical role in the economic and social development of companies and nations.’
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