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Finance is the heart of every business, and that’s why careers in this sector will always be in demand. There are many different careers and exciting opportunities that people can cease from finding a position in this industry.

At APT, we deliver AAT qualifications. By having AAT on your resume, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and dedication sought after by many employers, globally.

  • We offer various levels of AAT qualifications, allowing people to both get started and progress their expertise. Each course entails different fundamentals of accounting, each of which helps you work towards specific positions in the industry.

What can you do once you have your AAT qualifications?

There are so many paths you can take once you have completed and achieved your AAT qualifications. Depending on what level you’ve acquired, there are several rewarding opportunities, each of which could be the career for you.

You can become a qualified bookkeeper.

This may or may not have been the career you wanted to work towards, but if you love working with numbers and independently, bookkeeping could be the path for you.

A qualified bookkeeper helps businesses control their finances, ensuring that their financial records and accounts are accurate and up to date. In bookkeeping, you can expect to be tasked with many different roles including:

  • Deal with purchases, orders and invoices.
  • Sales accounting and credit control.
  • Money and banking admin.
  • Data processing
  • Payroll accounting
  • Using data to prepare financial statements.

Job roles you can find here include Clerical Assistant and Professional Bookkeeper.

Once you have acheived your AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting, you can additionally apply for a professional status by becoming an AAT Bookkeeping member. This will mean you get the letters AATQB next to your name, helping you stand out to potential clients and employers.

You can become a qualified accountant

A qualified accountant provides businesses with the practical and technical skills they need to support accounting activities. In accounting, you’ll be tasked with drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluate financial performance.

Despite the age of technology, accountants are still in high demand due to the ”personal touch”. This is a fantastic career path to take a walk down, and this is due to its benefits and growth opportunities.

Typical job roles you can find to start with include:

  • Assistant financial accountant
  • Payroll manager
  • Senior finance officer
  • Payments and billing manager

Once you have further completed your AAT studies and have achieved your AAT Professional Diploma in accounting, you open up the window for even more opportunities. This also allows you to apply for professional status by becoming an AAT full members which grant you MAAT after your name.

MAAT shows employers that you have up to date skills and experience they need and increases your credibility amongst new clients. After an additional five years of being a MAAT, you can then progress to become an AAT fellow member (FMAAT).

Job roles you can achieve with FMAAT includes:

  • Finance manager
  • Director
  • Financial controller

You can go self-employed and start your own business

Once you’ve completed your AAT qualifications and have become an AAT bookkeeping or full member, you can then apply for a licence to run your own practice as an AAT licensed member. This is the perfect route to follow if you’re interested in pursuing a managerial role in accounting and would like to work independently for your own clients.

This is also a great choice for people who want to improve your work/life balance, have the potential for great earnings and utilise your wide range of skills in your industry.

You can become a chartered accountant or tax specialist

You may also choose to continue your studies and work alongside another chartered accounting body. You’ll receive a fast-track route to chartered status so you can achieve this faster than following the university path. Additionally, you will also receive a discount on your AAT full or fellow membership all while you study.

After completion of your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting, you will also receive exemptions if you choose to further your studies with the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).

Continue your studies in university

After studying an AAT qualification here with APT, you may decide to go on to study a full university degree. You can look up your UCAS Tariff points by finding your AAT qualifications in the UCAS Tariff tables or use their Tariff point calculator.

Once you have got the AAT qualifications you need, these are the paths you can take, and each offer rewarding benefits. The finance industry has massive amounts of opportunity and the AAT qualification can impress any employer anywhere.

At APT we provide access to various AAT courses, including our ACCESS Level 1 course which teaches you the fundamentals of accounting and progresses you onto our level 2 course.

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