The course is arranged in the following compulsory units: Internal Control & Accounting Systems (personal Project); Financial Statements - The regulations and techniques required for preparation of the year end accounts for limited companies; Budgeting - Analysis of budgets to actual costs in a more in depth manner; Financial Performance - An in depth look at costing theory and analysis; Optional: (You must choose at least 2 from the 5 options): External Auditing - Processes used to audit organisations accounts; Credit Management & Control - This looks at principles of the liquidity management and the fundamental need for credit control in an effective organisation; Business Tax - The regulations surrounding preparing year end accounts for companies; Personal Tax - The regulations governing the payroll function; Cash Management - this looks at how budgets are compared to actual figures and some basic analysis technique are introduced. There will be 5 computer based assessments, 3 compulsory, 2 optional units and a personal project to undertake. As such a high level of literacy, comprehensive, communication skills as well as numeracy skills will be required. You may do more than 2 optional units, but this will involve more time and costs. On successful completion students will be eligible to continue their studies with other accounting bodies, such as CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA and ICEAW.
Students will need to have achieved the AAT Intermediate (NVQ Level 3) or AAT QCF Level 3 Diploma in Accounting. Students will be required to provide a copy of their level 3 certificate. Overseas students will need to provide evidence of equivalent qualifications gained abroad and demonstrate Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy via an assessment prior to enrolment. The AAT membership is also a requirement; all students must register at the time of enrolment.
Association of Accounting Technicians
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
Professional or Industry specific qualification
Variable - to suit the learner
No attendance for this course
This is a distance learning course
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More info on price: The above mentioned fee is for students aged 19 plus. Full funding is available for students aged 16 - 18 based on certain entry criteria. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.
Duration: 1 year
Duration: Variable - to suit the learner
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