It pays off to study Accounting

Accounting is our language, the language we speak in our industry. By making this language your own, you can enter the evolving world of finance, accounting, management, tax, auditing, innovation, technology and other forms of business with conviction!
“The accounting and finance fields offer wonderful prospects for those who have a passion for numbers, detail and analysing information.
“The industry expects that an accountant has integrity, killer time management skills, great organisational and communication skills and a strong sense of ethics.
“I see an accountant as someone who is focussed, driven, committed, determined, and a go-getter. An accountant has a hunger for knowledge, continuously develops her/his skills and strives for success” says Charmari Wolmarans CA(SA), Academic and Quality Manager at Boston City Campus & Business College.
We offer several top-class accredited qualifications in the finance and accounting fields, starting with our Higher Certificate in Accounting Practice, our Diploma in Financial Accounting and our recently accredited Bachelor of Accounting degree.
These three programmes speak to the three specific levels of matriculation endorsements achieved, thereby ensuring access for students to exciting careers in accounting, finance, business and more.
It is widely accepted that economic growth is contingent on developing and training a significant number of professionally qualified accountants. This supports a range of essential roles in the profession which strengthens the economy. These roles include accounting and external reporting, auditing and assurance, taxation, strategy, risk management and corporate governance, financial management as well as management decision making and control.
And, with 80% of the credits in our Bachelor of Accounting degree focusing on these critical areas, the programme is well positioned to make a significant contribution to the South African economic landscape.
Wolmarans highlights that “The fundamental building blocks of a successful career can be attained through this qualification.”
For those of you that are ready to take the first step towards success, whether you are currently completing matric or already employed, this is an exciting opportunity that is worth considering.
The Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) report on scarce and critical skills indicates that a career in finance and accounting provides a job applicant with a high supply of career opportunities. Trainee accountants, external auditors, general accountants, financial investment advisors, management consultants, and bookkeepers are currently sought-after in the finance, accounting and business sector. You can find out more in Fasset’s Scarce Skills Guide.
To find out more about the qualifications offered by Boston, or to schedule an appointment with a career advisor, call 011 551-9000, e-mail info@boston.co.za, or visit www.boston.co.za.

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