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Every business that runs well has an excellent bookkeeper in place. If you want to be that key person, then these courses are absolutely ideal. They're designed for those who want to become a Qualified Bookkeeper in a progressive company, or who want to start their very own bookkeeping business.

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Become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper & gain access to exclusive online resources, fast track your professional bookkeeping career to the next level.
For those looking to kickstart their bookkeeping career – formalise your existing set of accounting skills and receive a Diploma in Accounting. Requires prior knowledge.
Learn to balance the books, understand GST, keep business accounts; analyse profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
Become a Certified Bookkeeper in just 10 weeks, learn the skills to launch your own Bookkeeping Business, and receive a free 12 month membership to the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association.
Introductory level bookkeeping course, learn to balance the books, invoicing, payments and managing cash flow.
Gain an advanced workforce-ready skillset in Xero Software, ideal for any accounting or bookkeeping role. Updated with the latest Xero functions, tips & tricks, and receive an official Xero advisor certification.


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The Certificate in Bookkeeping is an excellent choice to kickstart your bookkeeping career. You’ll learn to balance the books, prepare GST returns, keep business accounts, and analyse and interpret a profit and loss statement. Plus, you’ll receive some fantastic  FREE benefits: 
  • MYOB Partner Program
  • CCH Wheelers eLibrary – over 50 textbooks
  • Master Bookkeepers Guide
  • Six months access to MYOB
  • Access Official Xero Advisor Certification on completion
You ideally need to hold a Certification in Bookkeeping qualification from The Career Academy to become a certified Bookkeeper. We also recommend you complete a Xero and MYOB qualification to equip you to provide bookkeeping services efficiently.

New Zealand has two bookkeeping designations – Certified Bookkeeper and Qualified Bookkeeper.

Certified Bookkeeper: This designation is for those looking to start a Bookkeeping business or those employed in an accounts role who want to advance their career.

Qualified Bookkeeper: Also for those who want to run a Bookkeeping Business. With this designation, you may progress to become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper and a member of AAT. 

You can enrol in a Certificate in Bookkeeping with The Career Academy and study remotely from home with unlimited tutor support via email and phone. Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and a FREE 12-month membership to the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association.
Employers generally require bookkeepers to be either Certified or Qualified members of the New Zealand Qualified Bookkeepers Association. This demonstrates that candidates meet industry-recognised standards and have been through appropriate training.
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