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Accounting AAT Advanced Diploma Level 3



Benefits to you:

This is a follow on course from the AAT Level 2. During this course, you will learn more complex finance officer processes e.g. final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns, and professional ethics. Upon successful completion, you could progress to the AAT Level 4 Diploma.

“The AAT Accounting Qualification will start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career. Recognised by leading employers in the UK and around the world, this is the perfect qualification whether you’re starting out, already working in finance, or looking to gain the skills to change career.” - AAT

“With an Accounting Diploma, you could find yourself working in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from expenses and bills to taxes and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these things and more to make sure that business (both large and small) manage their money properly.” – National Apprenticeship Service

Benefits to your business:

“AAT training gives the people at the heart of your business the practical skills to manage finances, budgets and cash flow more effectively, and to keep your organisation on a secure financial footing. 

By working towards AAT qualifications, your staff commit to continuing their long-term professional development. So you can be sure their knowledge and skills are up to date, giving your company a competitive edge.” - AAT


During this qualification, you will learn more complex finance officer processes e.g. final accounts for sole traders and partnerships:

  • Advanced Bookkeeping- consolidates learning at level 2 and introduces new areas such as accounting for fixed assets and using the extended trial balance. You will deal with adjustments for closing inventory, accrued and prepaid expenses and income, and how these are incorporated into an extended trial balance. Provisions for depreciation on non-current assets, irrecoverable debts and allowances for doubtful debts are also to be calculated and accounted for.
  • Final Accounts Preparation- This unit is concerned with preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, incorporating elements of dealing with incomplete records, and an appropriate understanding of the principles that underpin the preparation of final accounts.
  • Management Accounting: Costing- You will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. You should be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.

Other areas include:

  • Indirect Tax
  • Ethics for accountants
  • Spreadsheets for Accounting