The accountancy skills developed by studying this qualification will enable a student to seek employment with confidence and/or to progress to the next level of learning. Completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also learn how to use an accounting software package, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.
The finance, accountancy, business and communications skills developed in the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting can lead to employment as:
• an accounts administrator
• an accounts assistant
• an accounts payable clerk
• a purchase/sales ledger clerk
• a trainee accounting technician
• a trainee finance assistant
The accountancy and finance knowledge developed in this qualification are required for the higher-level accountancy and financial skills developed in the AAT Advanced (level 3) and Professional Accounting (level 4) Qualifications.