Complex global markets and reporting requirements mean that never before has accounting been a more dynamic and exciting profession. Accountants are finance and information specialists who inform business decision making within a wide range of organisations. Businesses and individuals rely on accountants to assess their financial situation, prepare reports and give advice on financial dealings.

It’s a very fulfilling journey, assignment writing, despite the hard work – especially when all your reading and research gradually falls into place.

Akash Punjabi


Graduate as an accredited accountant

We'll prepare you to become a professionally qualified accountant before you graduate. Get a head-start with our accredited Bachelor of Commerce – an internationally recognised and accredited business degree.

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Accounting courses

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Develop independent research skills that'll enable you to pursue your own theories and ideas at a high conceptual level. Research in accounting and  you can cover topics from corporate social responsibility and ethics, through to financial planning and assessment.

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  • CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Associate Membership for the CPA Program CPA Australia
  • IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Australian Computer Society

Career opportunities

Yes, accountancy is about doing other peoples’ tax. But now, the role of an accountant has undergone a shift towards wide-ranging advisory roles including working as the following:

  • adviser in mergers and acquisitions
  • financial planner
  • investment adviser
  • market analyst
  • treasury banker
  • tax consultant.

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Deakin Commerce Alumni

The Deakin Commerce Alumni is an active chapter that offers meaningful ways for our business graduates to stay connected and involved with Deakin. Core activities include networking, social and professional development events.

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