NCEA Level 1 Accounting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Bedward

Recommended Prior Learning

No entry requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: This course must be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 2.

The aim of Level 1 NCEA Accounting is to give students an understanding of Accounting as a financial language for individuals, community organisations and businesses. They will learn to process financial transactions and prepare financial statements for an entity. Students will analyse and interpret financial information and provide solutions that will enable the entity to continue operating. An introduction to the conceptual basis of accounting is covered at Level 1 to familiarise students with the financial elements and concepts used in the preparation of financial information.  


  • Processing financial information
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Decision making
  • Accounting theory (optional)

This subject leads to a UE approved subject.


Social Science


NCEA Level 2 Accounting

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Optional cost - Study Guide

Pathway Tags

Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Engineering


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.