Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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Course Description

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting offers advanced training in accounting and is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in accountancy and finance. This qualification is a progression route for students who have achieved the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting or Bookkeeping (or already have experience of accounting principles). The purpose of the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting is to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills required for progressing either to employment in an accounting or finance role, or to enable progression to further study in accountancy and finance. With this AAT Level 3 qualification, you will be highly sought after by employers due to your relevant knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and the AAT's excellent reputation. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading awarding body for the accounting sector; If you have always been interested in organising your own finances or helping others get their accounts in order, accounting/bookkeeping can make for a dynamic and rewarding career, offering flexibility, variety and excellent financial returns.

Dates

Course runs from 23 Oct 2017 to 1 Jun 2018

Qualification

Level 3

Entry Requirements

Previous experience of accounting principles. This could be via completion of an AAT Level 2 Bookkeeping/accounting qualification, or alternatively other accounting experience and knowledge gained elsewhere.

For the best chance of success, we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and maths. Accountants work at the very heart of a business and are expected to be able to communicate information clearly and appropriately to a given audience. AAT recommends that students use AAT Skillcheck via aatskillcheck.org to ensure that they are ready to start on this particular qualification.

Method of Assessment

Students must successfully complete four unit assessments and one synoptic assessment to achieve this qualification.

Progression

The accountancy skills developed through this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning in accountancy. Students will develop skills including mastery of complex financial processes, such as final accounts, reports and returns, spreadsheet use for accountants, VAT returns and professional ethics. This qualification can also open up a choice of great careers, as well as providing progress onto the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting and a route to higher education. More than 30 UK universities and higher education institutes currently offer exemptions to AAT professional members enrolling on accounting and finance-related degrees. Completion of this qualification provides students with an opportunity to be registered as a qualified bookkeeper, or progress on to Professional level and become a full member of AAT upon achieving the associated membership criteria. The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting provides the foundation skills required to support the establishment of a healthy business. Skills developed through this qualification can lead to employment as: · an accounts assistant · an accounts payable and expenses supervisor · an accounts payable clerk · an assistant accountant · an audit trainee · a corporate recovery analyst · a credit controller · a finance assistant · a finance officer · an indirect tax manager · an insolvency executive · a payroll supervisor · a professional bookkeeper · a senior bookkeeper · a tax assistant.

Notes

The AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting covers a range of complex accounting tasks, including maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns. It comprises six mandatory units: · Advanced Bookkeeping · Final Accounts Preparation · Management Accounting: Costing · Indirect Tax · Ethics for Accountants · Spreadsheets for Accounting.

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