Accounting is an integral part of every business and its practitioners, accountants, are highly regarded and respected. They may be stereotyped as number crunchers, but they play a vital role in the planning and control of businesses of all sizes, from small operations through to large corporations. There is also a range of courses designed for those looking to gain rudimentary knowledge of accounting functions such as performance management, financial reporting, auditing and financial management. These courses not only assist small business owners but can also lead to roles in other organisations such as office manager, bookkeeper or accounts administrator.
Potential accounting and finance career outcomes include: Accountant, Auditor, Bookkeeper, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Financial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Tax Specialist, Bank Customer Service Assistant, Financial Broker, Financial Planner, Insurance Broker, Credit Officer, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser.