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Study accounting online to work the numbers. Learn practical skills to prepare you for a career as an Accounting Technician and become more qualified for work in finance and business. Our accounting courses will teach you to assist with account preparation, bookkeeping, managing staff payroll, and receiving and paying invoices. You could learn how to structure your own New Zealand business, prepare GST - and understand how to meet your tax obligations. These online accounting courses are perfect for those students working toward a promotion or looking to start a business or a career taking care of accounts. Enrol today to upskill your future.

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Become an ACCA member

Think ahead. Work globally, and become recognised as a financial expert with ACCA’s official exams. If you want to kickstart your accounting career, this is the course for you.

Advance your career and become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Fast track your career with this comprehensive in Accounting and become a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians AAT.
Designed for those looking to advanced their Accounts Adminstration career. Receive a Certificate in Accounts Administration & Payroll, and a Diploma in Accounting.
Further enhance your Accounting skills with this comprehensive Diploma, and become a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
Gain advanced Xero skills and develop your skills in managing business accounts, preparing and interpreting reports, and more. Receive and official Xero certification upon completion.
Increase your competence and skills so you can manage business accounts and save money on accounting fees. This course is accredited by the International Association of Accounting Professionals (IAAP)
Gain practical skills to secure an accounts position. This course covers the basics such as working with reconciliations, and processing invoices.
Learn Xero software at the beginner level, fast. Manage your own, or your client’s business accounts and gain practical skills to advance your career.
Beginner-level introductory accounting course. Gain a practical understanding of accounting with a focus on core concepts. Learn basic skills that teach you the fundamentals of accounting.


Read through our student's incredible journies with us at The Career Academy.

Hiromi finds the best of both worlds

Despite being an Auckland girl through and through, she spent a short stint in Rarotonga before starting school, and lived in London for a couple of years teaching and nannying.

"After having a couple of kids of my own, I decided I wanted a career change and had a general interest in Bookkeeping"

Hiromi says. So, she decided to switch her career from helping raise kids to helping raise revenue with The Career Academy's Certificate in Bookkeeping.

For Hiromi, the flexibility of study at The Career Academy made all of the difference. "I liked being able to do the entire course at home, my daughter was only 10 weeks at the time, so I appreciated having the flexibility to study within my own pace. I could choose which days I wanted to commit to study - so I was able to balance study with my personal life." Studying when, where and how she liked meant that Hiromi didn't have to choose between the life she had and the life she wanted to achieve for herself.

And once Hiromi reach the end of her course - her hard work paid off! She took advantage of The Career Academy's Career Centre, a service built to help students find their dream role after graduating. She spotted a bookkeeping role with The Back Office Company, applied for it, and got the job!

"I am really enjoying the challenge of something new." Hiromi says of her new position as a bookkeeper. "I am able to establish a new career around the kids and it fits in really well with family life. A new challenge is always good! I really appreciate the support from The Back Office Company - they have really helped me progress into this role and without the support it wouldn't be possible for me to do this role."

Hiromi is taking the first steps in her new career - and you can too. The Certificate in Bookkeeping will let you become a certified bookkeeper in just 10 weeks, putting you on the path to work as a bookkeeper, or start your own bookkeeping business. You'll also get access to the MYOB partner program, and get six months free access to MYOB, and receive the Official Xero Advisor Certification on completion.

A new odyssey in accounting

The Greeks are no strangers to an Odyssey, but George started one of his own when he uprooted from Greece and moved his family halfway across the world in 2012. "I think the transition has been easier for our boys than for my wife and I." he says. "They're younger and they're surrounded by English-speakers at school every day. They often correct our English - but that's good, it helps us improve even more!"

With more than 20 years professional experience as a Dentist, George found that his Greek qualifications weren't recognized globally, and that re-qualifying would be like pulling teeth - literally. Instead of dealing with the arduous, lengthy, and expensive process of re-qualifying, George decided to take his first tentative steps in a new career.

At first, George was considering a career in tourism, but considering that "I'm not in my twenties anymore," and that he had a proven record of business acumen, he instead opted to begin a career in accountancy. Attending polytechnic was not appealing; it was more costly than online learning, and would seriously cut into the hours where George could be earning an income.

So, he searched online and found The Career Academy's Certificate in Accounting. From his first phone call, it was obvious George had made the right choice. Amy (his one-on-one student advisor) was patient and kind on the telephone, carefully answering his questions, explaining how online learning would look (you can see it for yourself here), and letting him know he'd be supported every step of the way.

Studying around his temporary job at a fast-food restaurant, George successfully completed the 140 hour course in just seven weeks. George's online experience at The Career Academy was so good, he decided to take a second course, this time in the Diploma in Accounting, which expands on the core concepts he learned while studying the Certificate. Ultimately, George has his sights set on becoming an Accounting Technician, and he likely won't be far away with the certificate's endorsement by the International Association of Accounting Professionals. The course also includes up to six months access to MYOB and allows students to receive the official Xero Advisor Certification, so George will be well equipped with the tools of the trade.

George's Odyssey is far from over, but if you want to follow in his footsteps check out the Certificate or Diploma in Accounting and you can get started immediately.

Nikki Takes the Wheel in Her New Career

Nikki has been a rally co-driver for many years, sitting in the co-pilot seat of her father's car. Recently she bought a rally car of her own, which will let her step into the driver's seat. But the racetrack isn't the only place that Nikki is taking the wheel.

In her quest for a more fulfilling career, Nikki chose to study at The Career Academy. 'The team at The Career Academy really know how to support and guide people towards their goals.' Nikki says. Every student at The Career Academy receives one-on-one time with one of our student advisors prior to enrolling, unlimited tutor support when they're working through their course, and access to the Career Centre after they graduate to help them find their dream job.

Eventually, she completed the Certificate in Accounts Administration and Payroll , the Certificate in Accounting , and the Diploma in Accounting .

Not only did these courses let her learn the tools of the trade in a flexible online learning environment, but they also gave her the invaluable industry accreditations that make the difference when it comes to getting offered a job over another candidate. Through her course, Nikki was able to become a fully qualified Accounting Technician, as well as gain membership to the Institute of Public Accountants.

With these qualifications under her belt (or rather her helmet), Nikki went on the job hunt. With her skills, it wasn't long before she was able to find a job at Robinson Interiors, which provides fit outs for super yachts. Between her new role and the rally car driving Nikki is making a life of working with vehicles that most of us would only dream of. Her day-to-day involves daily office management, Acting as PA to the CEO, as well as performing the main financial functions for the business, all thanks to the skills she learned at The Career Academy.

The team at The Career Academy were so impressed with her skills that we went on to offer her a job as an Accounting Tutor which proved a great fit, as Nikki was able to offer sage advice as a former student. There's nothing more rewarding than being able to focus on helping people along their own educational journey.

Nikki wasn't the first former student who went on become a tutor, and she certainly won't be the last. If you want to follow in her footsteps, you can enrol in the Certificate in Accounting to learn the fundamentals of accounting, and then go on to the Diploma in Accounting to learn even more advanced skills.


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Absolutely. The Career Academy offers a variety of accountancy courses that you can complete online at your own pace with unlimited tutor support.

Our AAT Accounting Pathway Program is designed for those who have worked in an entry through to an intermediate-level accounting role. This pathway includes a Certificate, a Diploma in Accounting, and the AAT Certified Accounting Technician Program. 

If you want to gain a formal qualification and recognition of your experience, this program will start you in the right direction by enabling you to gain certified Accounting Technician status.

Enrol in an online course with The Career Academy to get your accounting career moving. Our accountancy courses cater for beginners right through to those who are already established in their careers.
You must complete the Certificate in Bookkeeping to become a certified Bookkeeper and member of the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association. This certificate gives employers and businesses the confidence that you meet industry-recognised standards.

Becoming a certified Accounting Technician in New Zealand will cost between $1,795 and $2,450.

The Career Academy offers interest-free payment plans for as low as $25 per week. 

People who can do accounts are always in demand, and if you are running your own business, an accounting course will ensure you have the tools and knowledge to keep your books in order – which can save you time and money.
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