Diploma in Accounting
Get qualified and earn more with a recognised Diploma in Accounting!
This advanced qualification builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge gained through the Certificate in Accounting. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business and help you on your pathway come a qualified Accounting Technician and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – the worlds leading body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members.
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- Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
- Gain AAT Student Membership – processed within the first month of enrolling.
- Get a formal qualification and become a qualified accountant and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Gain this qualification for your CV – being an Accounting Technician gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards.
- Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email
- Gain AAT Professional Membership – once you successfully complete this qualification and meet the AAT membership criteria, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
- Get access to The Career Center – get a FREE CV Review & job tips to help you succeed
Assessments: Case studies, quizzes, written assessments and practical exercises.
Start date: Get instant access to your course
Duration: Approximately 300 hours.
Access time: Get 12 months access to your course.
Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone
About the course developers This course has been developed by qualified chartered accountants and AAT.
Qualification details: You will receive a Diploma in Accounting from the Career Academy and this can be upgraded to an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting if on completion of the Diploma you complete and pass the AAT synoptic assessment at one of the main centres throughout New Zealand.
or from $25 a week on an interest free payment plan
Diploma in Accounting
This Program comprises the following modules/courses*:
1. Accounting using Microsoft Excel
CITG137 – Accounting using Microsoft Excel
2. Accounting Principles
ABKN203 – Accounting and Business
ABKN143 – Determining Profit
ABKN126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
3. Advanced Accounting Principles
ABKN126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
ABKN124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
ABKN149 – Internal Decision Making
ABKN109 – Analysing Financial Reports
ABKN224 – NZ Financial Reporting Framework
4. Management Accounting
ABKN137 – Cost Classification
ABKN138 – Costing Methods
ABKN303 – Product & Process Costing
ABKN305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
5. Advanced Management Accounting
ABKN304 – Activity Based Costing
ABKN121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis
ABKN167 – Performance Management & Measurement
ABKN306 – Inventory Management & Planning
ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting
ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control
ABKN160 – Introduction to Income Taxation
ABKN156 – GST
ABKN132 – Company Taxation
ABKN158 – Look Through Companies
ABKN315 – Fringe Benefit Tax
7. Accounting with Xero
ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online
ABKN130 – Xero Chart of Accounts
ABKN136 – Managing Contacts with Xero
ABKN198 – Xero Sales, Invoices, Quotes & Inventory
ABKN220 – Xero Purchases & Bills
ABKN174 – Xero Bank Reconciliation & Managing Accounts
ABKN194 – Xero Reporting Overview
ABKN216 – Xero & Payroll Add-ons
8. Advanced Xero
ABKN190 – Bank and GST Reconciliation with Xero
ABKN108 – Aged Receivables & Payables in Xero
ABKN148 – Managing Fixed Assets with Xero
ABKN120 – Budgeting with Xero
ABKG221 – Tracking Categories in Xero
ABKN192 – Report Preparation and Analysis in Xero
ABKN139 – Customising Templates in Xero
ABKN157 – How to Make the Most of Xero
9. Accounting Practices
ABKN154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
ABKN173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
ABKN112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
ABKN110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification
ABKN226 – Accounting for a Full Year Case Study
ABKN227 – Looking Forward Case Study
ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies
ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls
ABKG187 – External Auditing
*You will also be required to completed a prior knowledge quiz to test your current knowledge of accounting and business. There are 40 questions in this quiz and a pass mark of 80% must be achieved to proceed.
Potential Career Outcomes
The Career Academy’s Accounting graduates are often employed in small businesses or within the finance department of larger companies. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as:
- Accounting Technician
The availability of accounting-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in a 3.8 % increase in job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for Accounting Technicians is between $41,000 – $90,000 per year.
Source: Pay Scale NZ
AAT Professional Membership
To be eligible to pursue AAT Professional Membership you are required to complete six AAT Assessments. By completing the assessments within The Career Academy Diploma in Accounting you qualify for an exemption from three of these exams, and you must complete the other three exams on-site at one of the AAT facilities in the main centres across New Zealand. The three exams that you must complete at the AAT venue are Financial Statements of Limited Companies, External Auditing and the Professional Synoptic Assessment.
Developed and delivered by an AAT Approved Training Provider: Provider code OO01000627
“An AAT qualification is internationally recognised, and we are pleased that The Career Academy will now be offering its students the opportunity to take this significant step towards a career as a professional accountant or bookkeeper. All businesses have requirements for well-trained finance staff, and students who achieve our qualifications demonstrate that they have the skills in place to carry out this important function.” Mark Farrar, AAT Chief Executive. Read the full press release here
What our students say about this course
Read below how former student Nikki Sim became a qualified Accounting Technician!
The Career Academy gave her the opportunity to further her professional development by means of the support and guidance to achieve the Accounting Technician designation.
She is now a fully qualified Accounting Technician and works at Robinson Interiors, whom provide interior fit outs for super yachts. Her role involves daily office management, PA to the CEO as well as performing the main financial functions for the business.
Nikki was her Dad’s co-driver for many years. Now she has her own car and can focus on Rallying. Accounting Technician during the weekdays and rally driver on the weekends!
Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals
Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.
Yash (Accounting Tutor)
It was such a challenging journey with The Career Academy. The program that I took was not really as easy as I imagined but they made sure that the students will really understand the course. My favorite tutor was Yash Mittal, his feedback were encouraging and gave me so much inspiration and more determination to finish my course.
Mitali (Accounting Tutor)
It was really great to work with Career Academy. The tutors helped me finish the course in a reasonably short time. I am proud of my achievement and am probably continuing my studies at a career academy. Thank you all my tutors:Tracy, Eden, Mitali, Bhavic
Upnesh (Accounting Tutor)
Thank you Upnesh Prasad for your colorful and positive feedback.
This gave me a fresh boost for further study.
Sumit (Accounting Tutor)
I love my bookkeeper course. It's so easy to navigate through. The teachers are amazing! They give you the motivation to reach your next module, special thanks to Sumit Sahi, his support was essential to make me feel confidence from the beginning to the end! I hardly recommend this course if you seeking to improve your Bookkeeping skills.
Bhavik (Accounting Tutor)
Very good tutor support, thank you Bhavik Daya!
My first assignment was assessed very promptly and with very well explained errors and where I needed to reinforce my knowledge.
I got some good energy for further study.
Bethan (Accounting Tutor)
I have received a few feedbacks from my tutors since now and must admit the best and the most motivating was from Bethan Hart. Bethan very carefully and deeply analyzed and summarize my work, giving me wonderful and encouraging words at the end. Her positive attitude really motivated me to keep my online study and convinced to work even harder. Maria K.
Blessing (Accounting Tutor)
I am enjoying my course. Blessing helps me when I need help. Overall I would recommend others to study with The Career Academy and would do future studies.
Tracey (Accounting Tutor)
Thank you Tracey Annan for your objective grade on my Myob payroll assignment. I can learn from my mistakes. I think it’s good to do something wrong so we can study more closely and learn more.
Awais (Accounting Tutor)
I am satisfied with the quality of the course and specially with the tutor Awais Khan who is helping me.
Ridge (Accounting Tutor)
I enjoyed studying with the Career Academy for an Advanced Certificate in MYOB.The content was easy to understand and the instructions easy to follow as well.The timely response from tutors was exceptional,the help i received from my tutor Ridge Selvaraj was incredible,he was always helpful and even when l asked for explanations regarding the assessments his response was always clear and precise.Thank you for your assistance
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