Accreditation and Professional Information

Massey University’s Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance (MPAF) are accredited with by the following New Zealand and international Accountancy bodies:

  Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand represents a network of more than 120,000 members who use their expertise to make a difference to the businesses, organisations and the communities in which they live and work.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is committed to advancing the accounting profession through upholding ethical standards, delivering world-class member services, educating and advocating for the public good.

We provide value to members at every stage of their careers by promoting, recognising and protecting their designations as well as keeping them connected with other members and supporting the next generation of talent to enter the profession.

  CPA Australia

CPA Australia believes the work of professional accountants is fundamental to the stability, efficiency and sustainability of individual companies, financial markets and the economies of entire countries. Ultimately their work enables capital to flow to the most productive projects and ensures that standards of living increase. We are one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of around 163,000 finance, accounting and business professionals.  Core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession.  The CPA designation is recognised globally, with 22 offices worldwide and members in 125 countries.

The 110.807 Tax paper is unique in that it is the one university subject in New Zealand that has been recognised by CPA Australia as giving a (non-specific elective) exemption from the CPA Program. This means that Massey University graduates who have passed 110.807 Tax and go on to take the CPA Program, would only have to complete 5 CPA subjects rather than 6.

CIMA  Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. They have 172,000 members and students in 165 countries.

CIMA has accredited the accountancy programmes at Massey University. For details click here.

  The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Students studying the Accountancy degree programmes, at Massey University, may be exempt from up to nine of ACCA’s 13 papers.

Visit ACCA’s Exemption Calculator to view the exemptions offered in more detail.

The Accelerate program is a special arrangement between ACCA and Massey University, which gives students the opportunity to register and start preparing for its Strategic Professional level exams with ACCA before you graduate.

 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (MPAF only)

The Chartered Financial Analyst program is a postgraduate professional certification offered internationally by the American-based CFA Institute to investment and financial professionals. It has the highest level of global legal and regulatory recognition of finance-related qualifications.

Other useful information

CPA Australia