What Is an Accounting Degree?
Accountants are responsible for the monitoring and recording of the flow of money through a business or organisation. The accountant must verify the accuracy of money transactions and make sure that the transactions are legal. An accountant might work privately, or in-house in any type of business.
What will I study?
Through accounting-specific modules you will learn to identify and solve complex accounting problems, and apply your skills and techniques to real-life business scenarios. Many degrees have specialist ACCA-accredited / CPA-accredited and CIMA-accredited modules, meaning you will be exempt from a number of the modules if you work towards the full professional qualification after graduation.
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In the first year you will explore financial and management accounting techniques, including the preparation and analysis of financial reports. You will have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate the latest business issues such as digital commerce, data analysis and the globalisation of the business environment.
The second year will develop your accounting skills through modules such as the law of business; taxation practice; understanding financial statements and management accounting techniques. You will also learn about people and project management in order to complement your accounting skills and increase your employability.
During the third year you will have the opportunity to write a dissertation in order to focus on a particular area of accounting that is of interest to you. Modules to deepen your knowledge and understanding include advanced financial accounting; corporate finance; audit practise and ethics and accounting for decision making.
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