Accounting AAT Certificate Level 2
Benefits to you:
During the AAT Level 2, you will learn finance administrator skills e.g. double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers. Upon successful completion, you could progress to the AAT Level 3 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
You will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to understand and use a cost recording system within an organisation, including it's use for recording or extracting data and using spreadsheets to provide information on budgeted income and expenditure.
•Bookkeeping Transactions - This unit looks in more detail at the cash book and petty cash book and introduces the reconciliation of control accounts. You will also be required to make adjustments through the journal and re-draft the initial trial balance once adjustments have been made.
•Bookkeeping Controls - Deals with documents that are sent to and from organisations, and to code and file those documents appropriately. You will need to know how to make entries in sales, purchases and returns day books, and to transfer those totals, and cash book and petty cash book totals, to the sales, purchases and general ledgers.
•Work Effectively in Finance - This unit is about gaining a range of transferable skills which will enable you to work effectively within an accounting environment. This will include gaining an insight into how your role interacts with others and how you are expected to communicate within business with effective results.
•Using Accounting Software- This unit is about using a computerised accounting application to input and process data for business transactions including sales and purchases, receipts and payments, and to prepare management and period end reports.
•Elements of Costing- You will learn to recognise the need to build a sound foundation in costing to give you the relevant knowledge and skills to take forward as well as the importance of the costing system as a source of information for internal management decision making as contrasted with financial accounting which looks outwards.