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Salient. Special Salient Issue. Careers Information Week. 1961

Careers in Cost Accountancy and Management Accounting

page 20

Careers in Cost Accountancy and Management Accounting

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Cartoon of two men sitting at a desk

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it".

Accountancy, particularly Industrial Accountancy, provides the values young people want in their careers.

1.Interesting, vital work at executive levels and professional in character.
2.Rapid advancement in a large, expanding field.
3.Excellent remuneration.
4.Security, because the Accountant can supply his accounting "know-how" in many fields and because it is always in demand.
5.Status and prestige.
6.A channel or route to the managerial chair.

The Industrial Accountant operates at the very nerve centre of an enterprise where important policies and decisions are made—decisions to which he contributes vitally. His work is responsible, challenging, even exciting.

General Motors New Zealand Limited provides opportunities for such work, for such careers.

You will qualify, or will have already qualified, by passing your examinations, but mastery of any profession requires practical experience. The type of experience you secure is of crucial importance to your development as a potential financial executive.

What, then, does the undergraduate or the graduate do? We suggest he is wise to seek experience in an organisation which makes use of modern fully developed Management Accounting. This, as you know, is accounting information presented in such a way as to assist Management in the creation of policy and in better and more profitable day-to-day operation. (Budgets, profit planning, cash forecasting, cost accounting and cost analysis, internal control and audit, reporting to management, punched card accounting and electronic data processing.)

There are a number of such firms using these modern methods, but the student's problem is to choose a suitable one to provide the right accounting environment.

The Finance Department of General Motors New Zealand Limited offers unlimited opportunities to this end. Should you wish to discuss the industrial accounting field generally or particularly, we believe we can offer objective, disinterested advice.

It is suggested that you feel free to write, telephone or visit (in confidence) cither Mr. H. W. Martin or Mr. R. C. Halliday (Finance Department) or Mr. John Ward (Personnel Department) at General Motors New Zealand Limited, Bouverie Street, Petone. P.O. Box 1999, Wellington Telephone 66-199.