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Association Of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

AAT is a professional body of Accounting Technicians. It was established in the UK in 1980 and it is sponsored by the four major chartered accountancy bodies in the UK. Since it was founded, the AAT qualification has become known and recognized worldwide .Thus with an AAT one is sure of getting a job in most parts of the world. AAT approves colleges and centers who meet their requirements to offer its qualifications worldwide and in our case, Botswana Accountancy College is such a centre, which runs AAT courses in both GABORONE whose approved Assessment Centre Code is OO0503 and FRANCISTOWN Centre Code OO2202. The qualification process involves a combination of exams and workplace evidence and practical simulations. All assessments are computer based (CBA) and students sit for examinations in line with the College planned but flexible exam dates which consider the students needs and progression. AAT provides a competence-based Education and Training Scheme which develops and assesses both work-based skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding.

Entry Requiremets

Applicants must have completed secondary education (from the same examination body) with a minimum of grade B or better for any of the subjects in the following combinations: English/Maths, or English/Accounts, or Commerce/Maths, or Commerce/Accounts.

Duration

AAT takes a minimum of two (2) years to complete.

Structure of the Programme

AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting – (six months)

1. PBKT - Processing bookkeeping transactions

2. CJBS - Control accounts, journals and the banking systems

3. BCST - Basic costing

4. CPAG - Computerised accounting

5. WKAF - Working effectively in accounting and finance

AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting – Level 3 (six months)

1. ACPR - Accounts preparation

2. FSTP - Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships

3. CSTR- Costs and revenues

4. ITAX - Indirect tax

5. PETH - Professional ethics

6. SDST - Spreadsheet software

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting – (12 months)

6 UNITS

MANDATORY

1. FPFM - Financial performance

2. BDGT - Budgeting

3. FSTM - Financial statements

4. ISYS - Internal controls and accounting systems

OPTIONAL – ANY TWO

5. CSHM - Cash Management

6. CRDC - Credit Control

7. BTAX - Business Tax

8. EXTA - External Auditing

 

Career Opportunities

Accounting Technicians work in accounting and finance alongside chartered accountants, in a wide range of jobs from accounts clerks to credit control officers to financial managers. Accounting Technicians work in all sectors of the economy; they work in industry and commerce, accountancy practices and the public and voluntary sectors. Some are self-employed, offering their services to the general public. (www.aat. org.uk)

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