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Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between.

There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

Accountants are also analytical thinkers and problem-solvers. Does that sound like you? Then read on.

Study accounting at Monash

We have close ties with industry, and our courses are accredited by national accounting associations including CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Monash also offers purpose built facilities such as STARLab which provides students with an experience that goes beyond textbooks by simulating a real financial environment.

Courses 2015 Features
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Bachelor of Business
- major in accounting
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
Bachelor of Commerce
- major in accounting
Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
- major in accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration
- major in accounting
Bachelor of International Business
Courses 2016 and beyond Features
Bachelor of Business
- major in accounting
Bachelor of Commerce
- major in accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration
- specialisation in accounting
Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of Accounting

Provides broad overview of core areas
Provides in-depth/specialist knowledge
Offers professional recognition
*depending on your subject selection

Ability to combine as a double degree
Study second major in another discipline
Undertake an internship or study abroad
Ability to complete in two years

What can I be?

Accountants are needed in big and small companies across all industries. As an accountant, you can have a variety of roles or work in any number of speciality areas - such as tax, auditing, budgeting, forensics or liquidation.

Your job title might be Auditor, Budget Accountant, Bursar, Cost Accountant, Finance Manager, Forensic Accountant, Investment Analyst, Liquidator and Receiver, Systems Accountant, Taxation Consultant/Taxation Agent or Treasurer.

That's quite a lot to choose from!

As an accountant, your skills will be in be in high-demand and you can choose to work in in any industry you're interested in. You might even decide to open your own business one day. Accountants are also needed all over the world, and programs, like those offered by Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA) can give you the skills to work all over the world.

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