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Prospects brighten for CAs

Chartered Accountants (CAs) certified by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) enjoy better job prospects with higher salaries and other benefits compared to other accountants.

According to ‘Occupation Outlook 2014,’ a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released on February 25, while employment opportunities for accountants in general was good, those with NZICA membership would fare better in almost all sectors of the economy.

The Report, released as mobile app, incorporates responses from employers, academics and labour market analysts, said that the average annual salary of CAs is $140,700.

“This is $65,100 more than the average salary ($75,600) of non-chartered accountants in New Zealand.

Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce said that the application brings together latest information from employers, industries, education sector and labour market analysts.

“It would be first point of reference for parents and youngsters while deciding on future careers. This free app provides instant New Zealand-specific information on the likely incomes, qualification options and costs, and job prospects for 50 key occupations, compiled from the annual Occupation Outlook report,” he said.

The app also provides information about 50 occupations grouped under the industry pathways used in the Government’s Vocational Pathways programme.

They include Construction and Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Technology, Primary Industries, Service Industries, Creative Industries, and Social and Community Services.

About NZICA

NZICA is the membership body of choice for over 32,000 accounting and business professionals, working around New Zealand and across the globe.

The Institute acts in public interest by regulating the profession and promoting quality, integrity and expertise. Its members hold one of three prestigious professional accountancy designations, namely CA, Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) or Accounting Technician (AT).

For more information, please visit nzica.com

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