More and more, employers are looking to recruit people who have practical industry experience combined with accounting qualifications. Having the right qualifications makes you a more valuable asset to your employer and adds scope to your working life. The Association of Accounting Technicians is an internationally recognised accounting qualification for all those working in the finance and accounting industry. consists of foundation (level 2), intermediate (level 3) and technician (level 4) stages which each take a year to complete. You will gain a qualification in its own right for each level. If you are an accounts assistant or are an aspiring management accountant the qualification will suit anyone working in Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce and the Public Sector. Each qualification is a combination of practical experience and exams.
- Preparing ledger balances & trial balance
- Recording income and receipts
- Recording & evaluating costs & revenues
- Working with databases & spreadsheets
- Operating a cash management and credit control system
- Working with computers
- Preparing reports and returns
- Making and recording payments
- Providing management information
What level is right for me?
is suitable for those who have recently left full time education, (who may be eligible for subsidised training with an Apprenticeship) and those who have many years working experience, perhaps without formal qualification. Exemptions are granted for appropriate qualifications/experience and some students may commence at intermediate or technician level.
There are no minimum entry criteria and no age restrictions. However you must be working within a finance environment at the appropriate level, either full-time, part-time or on a voluntary basis. CWT will guide you on this.
Duration & Format
Completion is anticipated within 12 months per level. You will be required to attend day release at each level. also requires on-line testing for Level 2, 3 and 4. In order to maintain their high standards set and mark these examinations, which cover all the underpinning knowledge required through a problem-solving format. An appointed personal Training Adviser will visit you in the workplace to assess progress made during off the job training. Progress will be recorded at each visit.
£1750 (Chamber member) or £1950 (non Chamber member) for Level 2
£1775 (Chamber member) or £1995 (non Chamber member) for Level 3
£2000 (Chamber member) or £2150 (non Chamber member) for Level 4
Prices are plus Awarding Body registration, exam fees and certification costs and subject to VAT.