Rural Accountant

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Rural Accountants provide accounting systems and services relating to taxation and the financial dealings of rural businesses such as dairy farms.

Rural Accountants prepare financial statements, record the amount of money spent and received, check budgets and do GST.

Generally, Rural Accountants have a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Agricultural Commerce
  • Accounting / Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Agribusiness
  • Commerce

Find out more about being a Rural Accountant at CareersNZ.


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School subjects

Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.

Tertiary study

It’s preferred you have a tertiary qualification. Find out about the course, the campus, city life, and lifestyle you can expect, find out where to study.

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About DairyNZ

DairyNZ is an organisation that, through research, events, services, education and policy, works with dairy farmers to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. New Zealand dairy farmers pay DairyNZ a levy to support them.