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In this course you will explore the more advanced aspects of finance dealing with statutory accounts for Limited Companies, consolidated accounts for simple groups and cash flow forecasts. You will also look at higher level budgeting skills which are essential for accountants in enabling businesses to succeed and remain profitable. Four compulsory units and a choice of two specialised units make up the qualification. In this course students will study the following topics: preparing and analysing financial statements for limited companies and consolidated financial statements for simple groups; forecasting and preparing budgets, analysing variances and making recommendations for improving organisational performance; monitoring and managing financial performance; evaluating an accounting system and drawing up a cost benefit analysis, with particular reference to internal controls, ethical considerations and the prevention of fraud And a choice of two units from the following: business tax - preparing tax returns for sole traders, partnerships and incorporated businesses; personal tax - calculating income tax liabilities of an individual and the individual’s liability for capital gains tax; external auditing - working as part of an auditing team in planning for and conducting an audit and drafting working papers and a final audit report; cash management - managing cash balances to ensure the ongoing liquidity of an organization; credit Control - applying the principles of credit management in an organisation, assessing the risk of offering credit to customers and monitoring and controlling the collection of debts.
Entry requirements:Students will be expected to have Level 3 AAT Intermediate or other relevant qualifications acceptable to the AAT. You will be asked to take an assessment of your business mathematics, communication and financial interpretation skills and should be working in an administration or accounts environment.