Take your career to the next level with an Accounting Technician designation

An Accounting Technician designation from Chartered Accountants ANZ could give you the practical skills to help you stand out, enabling you to become a valuable asset to existing or future employers.

Accounting Technicians (ATs) prepare and manage financial accounts across different areas of finance and business. Their skills are valued by organisations that employ qualified ATs in roles such as account management, payroll, budget preparation or assistant finance manager.

Whether you're starting out, want to change career or are already established, the Accounting Technician Designation has choices to suit a range of professionals with flexible pathways to fit your lifestyle.

For more information about AT Pathways, register your interest by filling in the form below and we will get in touch with you:

Please note that designation is currently only available in New Zealand.


Flexible options to suit you

Accounting Technicians are trained to oversee and manage financial accounts to ethical and professional standards.

You can apply for provisional membership as an Accounting Technician and start your journey through one of the following pathways:

AT Pathways

  • Academic Pathway

    A formal academic qualification covering accounting and wider business management.

    • No pre-requisite accounting work experience needed.
    • You will need to enrol in the New Zealand Diploma in Business Accounting Strand or equivalent tertiary studies, or have already completed an approved qualification.

    If you choose the academic pathway you will also need to satisfy practical experience requirements.

  • Experience Pathway

    This path enables you to be formally recognised for your skills and experience, leading to a formal Accounting Technician designation.

    • Workplace training where committing to full time study is not an option.
    • More than five years' relevant accounting employment needed.
    • Involves an Assessment of Competence where knowledge gaps can be topped up through study or workplace development.

All Provisional Accounting Technicians are required to complete the Professional Ethics course.

The NZICA Rules do not permit Accounting Technicians to offer accounting services to the public.
Members offering accounting services to the public must be a CA and hold a Certificate of Public Practice.