WHAT CAN AN AAT BOOKKEEPER DO?
An AAT Bookkeeper is qualified to provide bookkeeping services to support businesses of all sizes with accurate financial records, ensuring that their accounts are up-to-date.
A bookkeeper helps businesses stay in complete control of their finances – they deal with day-to-day finance tasks such as data entry, VAT returns, and payroll. Being qualified as an AAT Bookkeeper also enables you to prepare anything up to a trial balance. The types of services typically carried out by a bookkeeper include:
- Purchase orders and invoicing
- Sales accounting and credit control
- Cash and banking admin
- Data processing
- Payroll accounting
- Using data to prepare financial statements
How long do bookkeeping courses take to complete?
Bookkeeping courses typically only take a few months to complete, so you can get the life changing benefits almost straight away. An online bookkeeping course can be fitted around work commitments and child care.
First Intuition offers a choice of different bookkeeping courses, depending on your experience and career goals.
AAT Q2022 Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping
The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping is a short qualification that will give you a thorough foundation in bookkeeping, as well as other basic accounting practices. You will learn double-entry bookkeeping which is the foundation of all accountancy and bookkeeping qualifications. This qualification is made up of two units from Level 2, Introduction to Bookkeeping and Principles of Bookkeeping Controls. Once you have passed these two assessments you can continue to complete the full Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, or follow on to start the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
AAT Q2022 Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping
This bookkeeping certification provides students with all the necessary skills to either work as a bookkeeper or progress to a higher level of accountancy. This qualification will therefore ensure that you understand advanced bookkeeping principles and concepts. These include preparation of financial statements, as well as issues around indirect tax (VAT in the UK) in business. The Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping is made up of 2 units from the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and assessed in two end-of-unit assessments (Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements and Tax Processes for Business). Students completing the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping can go on to study the full Level 3 Diploma in Accounting if they wish.
When you become qualified with the Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping, you can apply to become an AAT Bookkeeper. This will consequently allow you to gain professional recognition with the letters AATQB after your name.
You can even open your own bookkeeping practice and work for yourself. You may be interested in reading our blog on AAT Bookkeeping membership.
HOW TO BOOK
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