Taxation and Accounting

  • Professor Adrian Sawyer
    Professor Adrian Sawyer, Taxation and Accounting, awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal in 2015 in recognition of outstanding contributions to tax teaching and policy in Australasia.

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Top 150 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Ranking

Top 150 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Overview

Taxation is much more than interpreting and applying legislation. Societies need taxation in order to redistribute wealth, to provide for expenditure on public goods and services, as well as serve as a tool to influence behaviour.

Taxation is a core area within the broader fields of accounting and law, drawing together concepts from these disciplines, with those from economics. More recently, knowledge and theories in a number of other disciplines, such as psychology and sociology, have been applied to assist with a greater understanding of the impact of taxation on society.

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand recognise the importance of studies in taxation, with courses containing taxation content included in their ‘core’ and ‘accounting and/or business related’ academic requirements. Studying taxation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a taxation specialist within the accounting profession, a commercial professional or a chartered accountant.

Minor in Taxation

UC also offers a minor in Taxation, which allows BCom and BA students to complement their major subject with study in a different discipline. This can increase breadth of knowledge at an undergraduate level and potentially, employability. See the Regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce for details of minor subject requirements.

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Postal address College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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