AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting

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Choosing to study the AAT Accounting Qualification with ICS Learn will start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career. AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting, accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - the professional body for accounting technicians, is an internationally recognised qualification that is based on practical, real-world accounting knowledge you can put to use from day one. The AAT qualification is recognised and respected by employers and will provide you with excellent career prospects for both employment and self employment.

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting will give a solid foundation to build your accounting career and start your journey through AAT qualifications to take control of your future. AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AQ2013 Syllabus) consists of five separate units outlined below with the key topics listed for each:
Processing bookkeeping transactions

Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions
Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences
Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes
Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book
Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book
Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance.

Control accounts, journals and the banking system

Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals
Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal
Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book
Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies
Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents.

Basic costing

Understanding an organisation's cost recording system and using it to record or extract data
Use of spreadsheets to convey information on actual and budgeted income and expenditure.

Computerised accounting

Entering data at the start of an accounting period to set up customer and supplier accounts
Recording and processing customer and supplier transactions
Recording and reconciling bank and cash transactions
Processing and using journals to enter accounting transactions
Production of reports (day books, account activity, aged analysis, statements or remittance advice).

Work effectively in accounting and finance

Understanding an organisation's accounting or payroll function
Using numeracy and literacy communication skills
Working independently or in a team to prioritise tasks and manage colleagues' responsibilities
Understanding ethical values, principles and importance of confidentiality
Understanding and explaining benefits to organisations of sustainable values.

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