Accountancy as a Career

Accountancy as a Career

Contrary to popular belief, accounting is not all "bean-counting". Modern accounting encompasses a huge variety of work and people working in the accounting field can expect to be stimulated and challenged each and every day.

Accounting qualifications are recognised throughout New Zealand and overseas. These qualifications are a passport to employment anywhere.

Employment Opportunities

Accounting qualifications can lead to opportunities to specialise in taxation, business services, audit, management accounting, receivership/insolvency, forensic accounting, consultancy/investigation and company directorships. At Harvie Green Wyatt we specialise in taxation and business advice for a large diverse range of clients.

Qualification Pathways 

Obtaining a qualification under Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is the best way to further a career in accounting. There are several levels of qualifications available:

Chartered Accountant

This is one of the most esteemed professional qualifications available. Being a Chartered Accountant is recognised worldwide and will enable the holder a greater array of opportunities than otherwise possible. It comprises:

  • Academic study - four years degree-level study including completion of a bachelor's degree
  • Three years of practical experience
  • Additional professional study

Accounting Technician

People with this qualification have a fundamental knowledge of accounting. It comprises:

  • Academic study – two years of tertiary study
  • One year of practical experience
  • Additional professional study

For more information on obtaining qualifications through the Institute, please visit their website. 

Approved Training Organisation

The key component to all of the Institutes' qualifications is practical experience. This must be completed at an Approved Training Organisation (ATO). An ATO is an organisation that the Institute has approved as competent of offering the type of work experience that fulfils the practical experience requirements for admission to the College of Chartered Accountants or College of Associate Chartered Accountants. Harvie Green Wyatt is an approved ATO. 

You can find more information on ATO here

We want to see our team fulfil their goals and aspirations, therefore we provide financial assistance with all of the professional study components, as well as providing exam and study leave.


To find out more about Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), visit their website.