School of Accountancy graduate profiles

Melanie Kirk

Freemantle Media, US

From Palmerston North to LA, Melanie has risen through the ranks to become Senior Vice President of FremantleMedia in Los Angeles, managing the finances of the company that runs mega-rating TV shows like American Idol.

Sarah Gibbs

Founder, Trilogy

Accountancy graduate Sarah Gibbs and her sister started up the internationally-successful natural beauty product company Trilogy– and in 2012 sold it for millions of dollars.

Ane Lubbe

Bachelor of Accountancy

Ane was selected for a graduate position in Audit at a Big 4 company and with support from the firm, is currently completing the new CA programme with NZICA to become a fully qualified chartered accountant.

Rui Zhang

Bachelor of Accountancy

"The structure of the BAcc programme is very flexible, which allowed me to explore other disciplines such as finance. Massey lecturers have a very strong academic background, along with comprehensive experience in the accounting industry.

Massey works closely with professional accounting bodies to provide students with opportunities to experience the real world. I am planning to further develop my passion for accounting through postgraduate study at Massey. 

    Olivia Clark

    BBS Accountancy

    Fresh from completing her accountancy degree at Massey University, Olivia Clark embarked on an OE with a difference. After her final exams she hopped on a plane bound for Vietnam to take up an internship with KPMG’s office in Ho Chi Minh City. 

    Zhong Wan

    Bachelor of Accountancy

    "I found studying at Massey University to be an enjoyable and challenging experience. Massey has the same commitment to excellence as I do.

    I now work as an accountant for a large commercial business. I am learning a lot about real business operations while completing the requirements to become a Chartered Accountant."

    Stacey Cleland

    Bachelor of Accountancy

    "The lecturers are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see their students excel and land great jobs. I was presented with many opportunities including participating in the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Executive Insight programme where I was placed in a company to shadow their finance staff.  Massey University prepared me well for starting my graduate position at Audit New Zealand." 

    Sam White

    BBS Accountancy

    "Throughout my degree, I was surrounded by great lecturers who brought real life business experience to every class. As well as equipping you with technical skills, they give you opportunities to practise strengths important in every job: communication, team work, taking initiative, and applying skills to unique cases. These skills have helped me start my career as a consultant at Deloitte Private in Wellington."

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