Dr Jennifer Harrison is the Course Coordinator for SCU’s online Graduate Diploma in Accounting. She explains why an accounting degree can be extremely beneficial for changing careers and for those seeking industry accreditation.
Cloud technology is set to be the software of choice for Australian accounting firms over the next few years. A survey conducted by Sage Software of more than 400 firms indicated that businesses are embracing cloud technology for themselves and their clients. Furthermore, 43 per cent of the respondents saw that a major shift would happen sooner, rather than later. Another trend from the survey revealed that accounting businesses were now more willing to invest in software as they understood its ability to improve both business efficiency and productivity.
A Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) from SCU Online is one of the most flexible pathways to advance your career. While being a pathway to the MBA, the GDA is also one of the only online courses to be accredited by CPA Australia.
So, you’ve been wanting to take the next step in your accounting career and gain knowledge that can complement your experience and previous study. You’ve come across a Diploma, then a Graduate Diploma – surely they can’t be too different, right?
Technology, outsourcing, evolving roles, skills and career aspirations suggest accounting professionals are undergoing a fundamental shift. To remain relevant and take advantage of new and ever-changing roles in the business world, you need to secure a broad range of skills.
The accounting profession offers a world of pathways and possibilities. There are many directions in which you can take your career as an accounting professional, so it’s important to arm yourself with the skills and knowledge for professional prosperity.
Working in finance has its perks, but did you know that having an MBA can make those perks even sweeter? According to PayScale, an MBA has an influence on both your take-home pay and career prospects in the finance sector. Business analysts, accountants and risk managers all saw a boost to their income when combining an MBA with their career in finance.
Drawing from his own experiences, Mr. Solomons provides an overview of what he believes is in store for accounting, advice for advancing professionally and the importance of hard work and further education in achieving career success as an accountant.
Whatever field of work you’re in, completing a graduate diploma in accounting can really set you up to advance your career. However, the idea of returning to university can be a big turn off for many, especially when people assume they’ll have to give up their full-time job and go back to eating two-minute noodles.
Keeping on top of cash flow in a seasonal business can be difficult, especially when you have year-round expenses. However, knowing how to manage your bank balance will help ensure that you have money in the bank when you need it most.