Accounting at Wynberg falls under the umbrella of the Commerce Department.
During recent years, Accounting at schools has become geared towards the development of skills necessary to study further in the field. Pupils should therefore have a definite aptitude for the subject. Aside from the work covered, Accounting is a discipline and therefore it is equipping the pupils with the necessary skills such as time management â€“ how to get through work in a certain period of time â€“ neatness, accuracy, and there is a degree of computer literacy involved. Attention to detail is also important.
Computers have a significant role to play in the subject and the boys will be exposed to the Pastel programme of Accounting. In addition, there will be an opportunity to experience spreadsheets and to see how the manual system of accounting can be adapted to the needs of a computer.
Accounting is a logical subject, requiring numeric skills. The ability to work with numbers is an obvious necessity, but the language of Accounting and business in general also lends itself to the broader curriculum where investments and Business Games will also form an integral part of the learning process.
The relevance of the subject is obvious, and with so many fields in the Accounting profession, the subject will benefit those who decide to choose it as an option.