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Why Choose a Career as an Accounting Technician?

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The career opportunities in accounting are limitless, almost every organisation throughout the UK requires accounting support of some kind. In larger organisations and accountancy practices you can specialise in areas such as: audit, tax, corporate finance, insolvency or forensic accounting.

What is an Accounting Technician?
Accounting technicians work at all levels of finance from accounts clerks to financial controllers. There are many career opportunities across all industries and sectors. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading professional body for accounting technicians with a membership of over 108,000 worldwide. The AAT's qualifications and membership enable you to develop relevant and practical accounting and finance skills throughout your career.

AAT Accounting Qualification
The AAT Accounting Qualification consists of three levels. Each level is a qualification in its own right and you can study at your own pace. The qualification is vocational and can be studied via full or part-time study at over 440 colleges throughout the UK, so you can work and start earning while you learn.

Entry requirements
No previous academic qualifications or work experience are required, but you will need a reasonable level of numeracy and English language skills.

How long will it take?
There are no time restrictions so you can study at your own pace. As a guide you might expect to take a year to complete each of the levels.

Not just exams!
The AAT Accounting Qualification is competence-based and includes both exams and practical work-related tasks. This combination of exams and coursework provides skills that are relevant to the workplace and is a continuation of learning method for school leavers that have just completed GCSEs or A levels.

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