Summer startups: From didymo and drones to 3D, VR
10 February 2017 What did you do this summer? If you were in the Summer Startup Programme, you may well have started your own award-winning business aimed at changing the world. (read article)
Accounting is a profession
Accountant training includes both academic qualifications and professional qualifications and experience. As a student, you will be focused on which papers meet the criteria for professional accounting and will have a keen interest in the professional paths you may look to follow.
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ACCT390 Internship Opportunity
We have been approached by a Christchurch firm looking to modernise their accounting practice by taking on an intern. Their current system is excel based. Paper printouts are handed over to their accountant at the end of each financial year. The person would be working with the General Manager, the accountant and business mentor. Ideally they need someone with a strong accounting background and knowledge of excel. XERO seems to be the appropriate software platform. The internship would commence in early March. The organisation is in a growth sector of the Canterbury (and wider) economy. By way of background to ACCT390 (15 points), the course prerequisite is 60 points of 200 level ACCT courses (some substitution allowed) with a minimum grade average of B+ in these courses and enrolment is subject to HoD approval. The practical component of the course is 100 hours with the remaining 50 hours comprised academic components (eg Reflection of Learning report).
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Andrew Maples by Monday, 27 February.
MYOB IT Challenge Regionals
The inaugural UCE Regional MYOB IT Challenge involved four teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students from business and information technology backgrounds. Teams were given five days to build an IT based solution relating to Payroll and/or People Management. The regional winners were Team Blue whose solution was a task management system. Team Blue headed to Auckland in July to compete with teams from around New Zealand (read more)
Global changes to taxation laws
Professor Adrian Sawyer, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, appeared on Radio NZ discussing how multi-national companies are paying their taxes under the UK and other countries' tax systems (listen to the podcast)
Interactive BCom major degree plans
Chartered Accountants Academic Requirements
2015 Academic Requirements for students at University of Canterbury who wish to become a Chartered Accountant (CA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Accounting Technician (AT). Download PDF