Sydney Accountants! How to become an accountant in Sydney?

Have you ever thought how to become an accountant? do you think it is easy? Well I don’t think it is that easy. Because the road is long and it never really  ends. 

The best time for you to decide is really from high school the last two years of high school is critical. Ideally from year nine you need to take some applicable subjects such as social science including business related subjects.

If you make it to year eleven then you need to take up business study and legal study. A big myth is “if you are an accountant do you really need to be good at maths?” Well not really because mathematics is really for science and engineering. Advance mathematics subject is not required and may not help you with accounting, accounting is really a concept and rules which required basic algebra. Therefore advance mathematic is not really required.

Once you make to uni then what? Well you well need to enrol in a commerce course with university such as Sydney Uni, and you must major in accounting. The course structure is as below.

Core units of study

Junior units of study (42 credit points):

ACCT1001 Accounting 1A ACCT1002 Accounting 1B ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics INFS1000 Business Information Systems Foundations MKTG1001 Marketing Principles

Senior units of study (24 credit points):

CISS2001 Business in the Global Environment * FINC2011 Corporate Finance I WORK2218 People and Organisations ECOF3001 Business Strategy

Bachelor of Commerce (generic program of study)

Year / Semester

Unit of study 1

Unit of study 2

Unit of study 3

Unit of study 4

Total credit points

Year 1
Semester 1

junior core

junior core

junior core

junior elective or requirement for major

24

Year 1
Semester 2

junior core

junior core

junior core

junior elective or requirement for major

24

Year 2
Semester 1

junior core

senior core

major I

major II or elective

24

Year 2
Semester 2

senior core

senior core

major I

major II or elective

24

Year 3
Semester 1

major I

major I

major I

major II or elective

24

Year 3
Semester 2

Business Strategy

major I

major II or elective

major II or elective

24

 

         

If you did not make to university then don’t pancake you can join TAFE course which is only 2 year offering advanced diploma in accounting, Diploma in accounting, certificates in accounting, and when graduate you may continue with your study at University, if you do good you will be eligible for exemptions. However you can still be working as accountants associate.

A good idea is to apply for jobs during university holiday to take some experience and when you graduate you will need to apply for accounting jobs.

To gain a job in accounting you need to apply through internet such as seek, or my career web sites, or try directly with accounting firms. You look for job within  business services.

When you receive few years of business services experience within any accounting firm then you may continue with professional accounting qualifications such as CA or CPA. Then you will be like other qualified tax accountants. Do you think this the end? No you will always need to update your self with new rules and regulations.

Just imagine how long and how hard is to go all that? Do you still think it is easy? I will leave that for you to decide.

Sargon Odisho, Marketing & IT Manager

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