AAT Accounts Administration and Payroll Pathway

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Shifting into the best position is always a good move, so put yourself first and enrol in our accounts administration course. Learn basic, advanced, management and taxation accounting towards becoming an Accounts Administrator. Suitable for students with two years prior accounting experience, the accounting and payroll administrator course teaches you about depreciation and producing financial statements. You will also gain proficiency in Xero and knowledge of auditing preparation and processes. Enrol to study AAT online to kickstart your Accounts Administrator career.
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Course Duration

18 Months Access | ~400 hours
Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Be awarded with a Xero Certified certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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  • Developed and delivered by an AAT Approved Training Centre
  • Let employers see you meet internationally recognised standards
  • Get a prestigious AAT membership to fast track your accounts admin career
  • Attain qualified Accounting Technician status
  • Our AAT qualification increases your earning potential
  • The Career Academy is an Official Xero Education Partner
  • Get access to the latest Xero accounting software


The Accounts Administration and Payroll Pathway​ comprises the following courses;

Comprising the following modules:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  • General Journal
  • General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  • Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Cash Management
  • Using Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Office Ergonomics & Data Entry
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Producing Business Documents
  • Organise Meetings
  • Time Management, Ethics and Professionalism
  • Fundamentals of Payroll
  • Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz
  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  • Accounting and Business
  • Determining Profit
  •  Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  •  Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  •  Internal Decision Making
  •  Analysing Financial Reports
  •  Financial Reporting Framework
  •  Cost Classification
  •  Costing Methods
  •  Product & Process Costing
  •  Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  •  Activity Based Costing
  •  Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  •  Performance Management & Measurement
  •  Inventory Management & Planning
  •  Management Accounting: Budgeting
  •  Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  •  Fundamentals of Income Tax
  •  Fundamentals of VAT
  •  Depreciation
  •  SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  •  SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  •  SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  •  Verification, Completeness & Justification
  •  Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  •  Accounting Systems & Controls
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of auditing
  • Demonstrate the importance of professional ethics
  • Evaluate the audited entity’s system of internal control
  • Evaluate audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence
  • Evaluate the planning process
  • Evaluate audit procedures

Get FREE student membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians

Upon enrolling in this course, you can apply to receive a student membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and The Career Academy will pay for your first 12 months FREE.

The Career Academy will also cover your exam fees so you can become a full AAT member once you have completed your course.

An AAT membership is proof to prospective employers that your course is backed up by a respected professional body, and will give you an edge when it comes to the job hunt with many employers.

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Why The Career Academy?

We're an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have over 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

  • Upskill and be awarded with a certificate of achievement to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed.
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion.

Receive unlimited tutor support

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking “Enrol Now” and following the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 0800 112 0911 or email them at info@thecareeracademy.co.uk

This course costs £1,599 or only £25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 400 hours, and you’ll have up to 18 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as an Office Administrator or Payroll Specialist. 

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 112 0911 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. Employers often approach The Career Academy looking for students and advertise jobs in our Career Centre, which you can access once enrolled. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Yes! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial) at the start of your course. Take that time to review your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

This particular payroll accounting course awards an industry and employer-recognised certificate that will increase your job prospects. Use this course to upskill for your current role or find an exciting new job. Gain skills in accounts, administration, VAT, Xero, payroll, Microsoft Excel and much more.

Absolutely! Students who have complete this Program, including the CAT certification component with IPA, will also be eligible for 3 exemptions from the ACCA Qualification:

  • Business & Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)
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* Excluding £25 administration fee