Accounting is the study of the theory and practice of developing, maintaining, auditing and analysing financial records.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of accounting principles and processes in order to organise and maintain corporate and personal financial records. It also involves developing an ability to interpret, evaluate and prepare financial records for use in corporate and personal financial decision making.
Courses in Accounting develop skills in:
- auditing financial accounts and providing reports on those audits
- designing and operating financial systems for individuals and organisations
- preparing general purpose accounting statements
- providing advice on taxation law and practice and completing taxation reports for clients
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.