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.
Any of the following:
GCSE Maths and English (C or above) or equivalent
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting or equivalent
Degree in Accounting
Students will complete six units:
- Financial Statements
- Financial Performance
- Internal Control and Accounting Systems
- Credit Control
- Cash Management
Financial Statements, Budgeting, Financial Performance, Credit Control Cash Management are tested by AAT formal exams on Secure Assess and results are published within a six week period. Internal control and accounting systems is assessed by a 4000 - 5000 work project via Secure Assess.
For students wishing to continue their accounting studies, the various UK Chartered Accountancy bodies offer exemptions to students who have successfully completed Level 4 Diploma level. Alternatively, students may wish to pursue a Management route.
Students will be required to purchase textbooks as advised by their tutors. There is an expectation that a vast amount of study will be required in the student's own time. This course is very demanding and requires careful consideration and the commitment required to ensure success at this level. An interview is required to be accepted onto the programme.