Fine tune your career with an Accounting Technician designation

An Accounting Technician designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand could give you the skills for a finely tuned career, so that you could become a valuable asset to existing or future employers.

Become an Accounting Technician with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, with flexible pathways to fit your lifestyle. You could gain the practical skills you need to stand out in front of current and future employers.

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Pathways to membership

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:


Academic Pathway*

Experience 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
  • Rewards and recognises experience
  • On-the-job 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 on-the-job development

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

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 Member and hold a Certificate of Public Practice.