AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers

How to advance your Bookkeeping career in more ways than one

Want to advance your Bookkeeping career and earn more? Well, this is how you go about it: AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers. Sharpen those bookkeeping skills needed to progress to a more senior level with. It builds on the practical bookkeeping skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Bookkeeping. You’ll learn about Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, plus gain advanced accounting software skills.

Benefits that advance your Bookkeeping career

  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
  • Gain AAT Student Membership – processed within the first month of enrolling.
  • Get a formal qualification and become a qualified accountant and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
  • Gain this qualification for your CV – being an Accounting Technician gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards. 
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email – work with experienced tutors and other students to successfully complete your course.
  • Gain AAT Professional Membership – once you successfully complete this qualification and meet the AAT membership criteria, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status. 

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s bookkeeping graduates start their own bookkeeping business or work in small to medium-sized businesses. On completion of this course, you may be able to apply for jobs such as Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, Payroll Officer, Financial Advisor or Assistant Accountant. 

Course Summary

Investment: €1,250 or from only €25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email

Duration: Approximately 400 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Start date: Get Instant access within 1 business day

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 18 months until you complete.

Comprising the following

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Accruals and Prepayments
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Fundamentals of VAT
  8. Fundamentals of Payroll
  9. Accounting with Sage and Quickbooks
  10. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  11. Bookkeeping Using Microsoft Excel
  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  • ABKI203 – Accounting and Business
  • ABKI143 – Determining Profit
  • ABKI126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  • ABKI124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  • ABKI149 – Internal Decision Making
  • ABKI109 – Analysing Financial Reports
  • ABKI224 – Financial Reporting Framework
  • ABKI137 – Cost Classification
  • ABKI138 – Costing Methods
  • ABKI303 – Product & Process Costing
  • ABKI305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  • ABKI304 – Activity Based Costing
  • ABKI121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  • ABKI167 – Performance Management & Measurement
  • ABKI306 – Inventory Management & Planning
  • ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • ABKI151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax
  • ABKI133 – Fundamentals of VAT
  • ABKI218 – Depreciation
  • ABKI154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  • ABKI173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  • ABKI112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  • ABKI110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification
  • ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
    2. Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
    3. Evaluate the audited entity’s system of internal control
    4. Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
    5. Evaluate the planning process
    6. Evaluate audit procedures

    Career Projections

    The availability of Bookkeeping-related roles in Ireland is expected to increase over the next few years resulting in a 3.9% increase in average wages across the Bookkeeping profession. The salary range for Bookkeepers is anywhere up to €39,000 per year.

    Sources: AAT, Pay Scale Ireland, CPL Jobs Ireland

    Certificate in Bookkeeping

    Take the first step with our Certificate in Bookkeeping. Learn to balance the books with our accredited course. You’ll be able to prepare VAT returns, and keep business accounts. Learn to analyse and interpret a profit and loss statement and balance sheet.

    AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

    Step two is completing the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. This compressive qualification covers higher accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluation of financial performance. This comprehensive course builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Accounts, Administration & Payroll. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

    *To be eligible to pursue the AAT Professional Membership you are required to complete the AAT Student Membership within two weeks of starting this program, followed by six AAT Exam Assessments. By completing the assessments within this course, you qualify for an exemption from three of these exams and you must complete the other three exams on-site at one of the AAT Approved facilities to gain AAT Professional Membership. You must successfully complete the assessments in this course, plus the three AAT exams to be awarded the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.

    This Course is accredited by ICOES

    The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

    Receive unlimited support from experienced tutors!

    Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed.

    They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

    Be awarded with an Industry & Employer Recognised Certificate

    Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

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