With an AAT or Accountancy qualification, there are jobs at every level and plenty of opportunities to progress into well-rewarded positions in what is currently one of the fastest-growing professional sectors in the UK.Some of our courses are AAT accredited which is recognised and sought after in all types of company including high profile corporate organisations spanning a wide range of industries. Studying accountancy will provide an insight into the principles and processes of key accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.
Whatever level you are starting at, you’ll learn all the important basics about accounting, including double-entry book-keeping, balancing off ledger accounts, preparing a trial balance, and how to code and present financial information using dedicated accounting software to help you produce the main accounting documents used in business.
Whether you want to work in fashion, politics, sport or business – accountancy could be your route in.
The skills you gain when you study accountancy can be applied to many different businesses across many different sectors.
Salaries across the board in accounting roles tend to be higher than the UK average salary. This is due to the high level of skills needed to work in accounting roles. You can expect your career in accounting to have great salaries from the very start.
Some accountants have degrees, some don’t. Generally it doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve been to university. There’s nothing stopping you getting in on the ground floor with accountancy courses for beginners.
Whilst no job is totally secure from changes out of your control accounting roles tend to be far more secure. As finance is important both when businesses are doing well and not so well, you can expect your job and career to be long lasting and secure.
*All salaries are based on the UK average with data from Glassdoor. These roles and salaries are just some of the potential opportunities for those who decide on a career in finance and are not guaranteed*
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