2/26/2015 | FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Page ContentWhile you’re selecting which degree to study, research your options. You may discover a similar degree you hadn’t known about previously, or find a major that could benefit your career. We’ve created a short list of inquiries you should make while looking at accounting degrees. Read on to find out more. Accounting versus bookkeeping If you’re interested in pursuing a career in accounting you’ll know there are two very different types of accounting courses. You’ll have to choose between general accounting and bookkeeping. While accounting deals with the analysis and use of finances within an organisation, bookkeeping is the recording of a business’s finances. Selecting a field or career Once you’ve selected which type of accounting course you’d like to study, it’s merely a case of selecting which field is most attractive to you. There are many fields for you to pick from, each one completely different to the other. For example, you might be interested in financial accounting, which deals with the finances of a business or organisation. Or perhaps you’re keen on management accounting, which focuses on how financial information can be utilised in the workplace. Job market In South Africa there is a perpetual need for qualified accountants and bookkeepers. Both degrees are beneficial in the long run as they are essential in business. Type of degree You can choose between a diploma, a graduate degree and a post-graduate degree. Each one of these options requires a different time frame. So, ensure you pick the programme that fits into your timeline best.Varsity College is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), we offer tuition support for the (insert programme here) degree. Our interactive learning environments and blended learning approach encourage you to formulate arguments and express your opinions. Our collaborative approach to education welcomes you to actively participate in your studies, engage with subject material, build understanding and develop your ability to think critically.The IIE degrees, diplomas and higher certificates are offered at Varsity College campuses. In addition, we offer tuition support for qualifications conferred by the IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and have academic partnerships with international institutions such as the Open University (OU) from United Kingdom and International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).If you’re interested in getting your SAICA accredited Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA), or if you’d like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact us at www.varsitycollege.co.za.