USQ's Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Accounting is a career-oriented degree designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for a career as an accountant.
Accounting is a critical component of any company or organization. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organizations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations.
You also have the option to choose a second major from a range of business and commerce fields to shape the career you want. A double major in accounting and finance is one of our most popular combinations.
Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.
Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
Accounting major students who complete Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
As a graduate, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, financial planner, investment advisor, forensic accountant in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government, or in financial institutions including banks and building societies.