Accounting Technicians are the skilled support staff working in accounting and finance. The role covers a wide range of occupations from Accounts Assistants to Financial Managers in the public sector, industry and commerce as well as accounting practices. The AAT Education and Training Scheme is designed for those who already work in an accounting or financial environment or would like to. Students can commence study at the Certificate level with no previous accounting experience.
Any of the following:
- AAT Level 1 Award in Accounting or equivalent
- GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) or equivalent
- Introduction to Bookkeeping - manual and digital bookkeeping systems that underpin double entry systems. How to enter documents into daybooks and reconciliations
- Principles of Bookkeeping Controls -explores control accounts, journals, trial balance, bank reconciliations and VAT
- Principles of Costing - difference between financial and management accounting, unit costs, cost classifications, payroll, coding, cost behaviour and inventory valuation methods. Introduction to spreadsheets on how to enter and format data and use basic formula
- The Business Environment (synoptic) - principles of contract law, external business environment, CSR, ethics, sustainability, business entities, business operations and communication
Exams - 70% Pass Mark
- Introduction to Bookkeeping - 90 mins - instant result
- Principles of Bookkeeping Controls - 90 mins - instant result
- Principles of Costing - 90 mins - instant result
- The Business Environment (synoptic) - 2 hours - six week result
On successful completion of AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, students may wish to undertake the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting course.
Students will be required to purchase textbooks as advised by their tutors.