How do I become a Chartered Accountant?
So where do you begin?
Far from being dull, being a Chartered Accountant is a rewarding, challenging and exciting career that opens doors. Really!
No matter where you are at, it is never too early or too late to start considering your next steps.
The traditional route into Chartered Accounting starts from school. Some ideal school subjects to study include accounting, business, economics, english and maths, followed by a degree with a major in accounting. Most TAFE and universities offer them - and you can combine with other subjects, such as commerce or business, to broaden your skills.
Once you graduate, you’ll want to enhance your prospects by becoming a member of a recognised industry body, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants. To do that, you need to be working full-time and complete the Chartered Accountants Program.
Article last updated 12 March 2012