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Accounting and Business

Do you envision yourself running your own business?

Our AAT Accounting courses are designed to encompass all factors of business, ranging from bookkeeping to understanding the business environment. You'll be taught by expert tutors who have extensive experience within the business industry.

You'll have the opportunity to engage with guest speakers, gaining valuable insights into the world of accounting and business. Whether you want to be your own boss, or work with global companies, start-ups or not-for-profit organisations, our business and accounting courses give you the ability and expertise to accelerate your career and gain a solid grounding in how to run a successful and sustainable business.

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What can I study?

AAT Certificate in Accounting - Level 2

Kickstart your accounting career with our AAT Certificate in Accounting

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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AAT Diploma in Accounting - Level 3

Expand on your accounting knowledge with our Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Kidderminster College

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What can I do with a qualification in Accounting and Business?

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

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Daily tasks:

  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Selects and leads a project team.
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed.
  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve.

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Daily tasks:

  • Monitors accounting systems to determine accounts are being maintained effectively and provides information on accounting practices to auditors.
  • Ensures invoices and payments are correct and sent out on time.
  • Liaises with clients to ensure that payments are made on time and credit limits are not exceeded.
  • Produces, collates and reports financial information for managers.
  • Maintains profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flow forecasts and other accounting records.

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Daily tasks:

  • Performs other clerical duties not elsewhere classified including preparing financial information for management, proof reading printed material and drafting letters in reply to correspondence or telephone enquiries.
  • Arranges, classifies and indexes publications, correspondence and other material in libraries and offices.
  • Updates and maintains data, correspondence and other records for storage or despatch.
  • Receives and pays out cash and cheques and performs closely related clerical duties.
  • Prepares and checks invoices and verifies accuracy of records.
  • Computes cost of product/services and maintains and balances records of financial transactions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
  • Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
  • Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
  • Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
  • Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
  • Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
  • Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Coordinates the activities and resources of finance departments.
  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks to financial clerks.
  • Prepares or arranges the preparation of financial reports for managers.
  • Oversees the recording and checking of daily financial transactions, the preparation of provisional balances and reconciliation of accounts.

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What can I do with a qualification in Accounting and Business?

How can I progress?

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