The purpose of this qualification is to provide the learner with the skills, competence, knowledge and understanding to become an accounting technician.
This enables learners to develop work relevant competence, as an aid to employment and career progression. It also enables learners to progress further, to either the Advanced Certificate or the Diploma. The qualification also allows learners access to lifelong professional development and support, through the opportunity to take up student membership of the AAT, the largest professional body for accounting technicians.
Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in the processing of sales and/or receipts.
- Process purchases and/or payments correctly.
- Monitor and control cash receipts and payments.
- Process petty cash and reconcile accounts.
- Present financial data for internal use.
- Grant credit accurately.
- Monitor and control the collection of debts.
- Process documents related to goods and services supplied.
- Apply general principles and procedures for ethical compliance expected within the public accounting sector.
- Develop, maintain and apply ethics in employer/employee situations and in public practice.
- Perform effectively in the workplace within the public sector environment.
- Use computer systems and software.
Process petty cash, reconcile accounts and prepare an initial trial balance.
- Present financial data for internal and external use.
- Manage cash balances effectively.