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AAT Accounts Administration and Payroll Pathway

Become a Certified Accounts Administrator and gain membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians!

Fast track your Accounts Administration and Payroll career. This Program is unique to The Career Academy and specifically designed for those looking to begin their Accounts Administration career. AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Your membership gives your clients the confidence that you meet AAT’s renowned international standards.

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Key Benefits:

  • Fast track your accounts administration career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an Approved Training Provider
  • Become a accounts administrator  and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Gain this qualification for your CV and stand out to prospective employers
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email
  • Gain AAT Professional Membership – once you successfully complete this qualification and meet the AAT membership criteria, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
  • FREE Student Membership to IPA upon enrolment and Graduate Associate Membership of IPA upon completion!

Course Summary

Investment: £1,250 + VAT or from only £25 per week on an interest free payment plan.


Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.


Duration: Approximately 300 hours.  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 18 months until you complete.


Certificate in Accounts Administration & Payroll

Up your practical knowledge and stand out from the crowd with our intermediate administrator online course. You’ll gain skills in accounting, GST, payroll, Microsoft Excel and much more.

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Step two is completing the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting. This compressive qualification covers higher accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluation of financial performance. This comprehensive course builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Accounting. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business.

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is recognised by the Association of Accounting Technicians

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Certificate in Accounts Administration & Payroll

Comprising 14 modules:

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledgers & the Trial Balance
  4. Managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Cash Management
  5. Using Microsoft Excel
  6. Introduction to Microsoft Word
  7. Office Ergonomics & Data Entry
  8. Effective Business Communication
  9. Producing Business Documents
  10. Organise Meetings
  11. Time Management, Ethics & Professionalism
  12. Fundamentals of Payroll


  • Certificate in Sage Payroll
  • Certificate in Xero Payroll

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Comprises the following modules:

ABKU341 – Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz


Accounting with Excel

CITG137 – Accounting using Microsoft Excel


Accounting Principles

ABKU203 – Accounting and Business

ABKU143 – Determining Profit

ABKU126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation


Advanced Accounting Principles

ABKU124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets

ABKU149 – Internal Decision Making

ABKU109 – Analysing Financial Reports

ABKU224 – Financial Reporting Framework


Management Accounting

ABKU137 – Cost Classification

ABKU138 – Costing Methods

ABKU303 – Product & Process Costing

ABKU305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis


Advanced Management Accounting

ABKU304 – Activity Based Costing

ABKU121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis

ABKU167 – Performance Management & Measurement

ABKU306 – Inventory Management & Planning

ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting

ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control



ABKU151 – Fundamentals of Income Tax

ABKU133 – Understanding VAT

ABKU218 – Depreciation


Accounting Practices

ABKU154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1

ABKU173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2

ABKU112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3

ABKU110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification

ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies

ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls



ABKG187 – External Auditing

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