Become a Qualified Accounting Technician & Earn More!

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ABKN1070 – Accounting Pathway Program

Become a Qualified Accounting Technician and member of AAT!

Fast track your accounting career with The Career Academy. This Program is unique to The Career Academy and specifically designed for those working or who have worked in an entry through to intermediate level accounting role, who wish to gain a formal qualification and recognition of their experience. AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Your membership to AAT gives employers the security of knowing you meet AAT’s renowned international standards.

Developed and delivered by an AAT Approved Training Provider. Provider code: OO01000627

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Key Benefits

  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
  • Gain AAT Student Membership – processed within the first month of enrolling.
  • Get a formal qualification and become a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Gain this qualification for your CV – being an Accounting Technician gives employers the confidence that you meet internationally recognised standards.
  • 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.
  • This course is recognised by the Institute of Public Accounts (IPA) so you receive FREE Student Membership to IPA on enrolment and Graduate Associate Membership of IPA upon completion!

Potential Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Accounting graduates are often employed in small businesses or within the finance department of larger companies. On completion of this course, you may apply for jobs such as:

 

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Technician

Career Projections

The availability of accounting-related roles in New Zealand is expected to increase resulting in a 3.8 % increase in job openings over the next 5 years. The salary range for Accounting Technicians is between $41,000 – $90,000 per year.

Source: Pay Scale NZ

Course Summary

Investment: $2,450 + GST 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.

About the course developers This course has been developed by qualified chartered accountants and AAT.

Qualification details: You will receive a Diploma in Accounting from the Career Academy and this can be upgraded to an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting if on completion of the Diploma you complete and pass the AAT synoptic assessment at one of the main centres throughout New Zealand.

Certificate in Accounting

Take the first step with our Certificate in Accounting which will give you a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of bookkeeping and business accounting. Gain employment and improve your career prospects by increasing your competence and skills in practical accounting areas.

Diploma in Accounting

Step two is completing the Diploma Accounting. This advanced qualification builds on the practical accounting skills and knowledge gained through the Certificate in Accounting. It will further enhance your accounting skills, enabling you to pursue a career in accounting, finance or business and help you on your pathway come a qualified Accounting Technician and member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, with over 140,000 members. Being a qualified Accounting Technician and member of AAT gives employers the confidence you meet internationally recognised standards.

AAT Professional Membership

On completion of the Diploma you will be awarded a Diploma in Accounting. If you wish to pursue the AAT Professional Membership, then you will need to complete the AAT Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment which is assessed through a computer-based AAT provider.

 

To be eligible to pursue AAT Professional Membership you are required to complete six AAT Assessments. By completing the assessments within The Career Academy Diploma in Accounting you qualify for an exemption from three of these exams, and you must complete the other three exams on-site at one of the AAT facilities in the main centres across New Zealand. The three exams that you must complete at the AAT venue are Financial Statements of Limited Companies, External Auditing and the Professional Synoptic Assessment.

Certificate in Accounting

Comprises 13 modules:

  1. Accounting and Bookkeeping Fundamentals
  2. General Journal
  3. General Ledger & the Trial Balance
  4. Depreciation
  5. Adjusting Entries
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Understanding GST
  8. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  9. Accounting with Xero
  1. Accounting with MYOB Essentials
  2. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  3. Financial Statement Analysis
  4. Accounting using Microsoft Excel

Diploma in Accounting

Comprises the following modules:

ABKN341 – Accounting & Business Prior Knowledge Quiz

 

Accounting with Excel

CITG137 – Accounting using Microsoft Excel

 

Accounting Principles

ABKN203 – Accounting and Business

ABKN143 – Determining Profit

ABKN126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation

 

Advanced Accounting Principles

ABKN126 – Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation

ABKN124 – Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets

ABKN149 – Internal Decision Making

ABKN109 – Analysing Financial Reports

ABKN224 – NZ Financial Reporting Framework

 

Management Accounting

ABKN137 – Cost Classification

ABKN138 – Costing Methods

ABKN303 – Product & Process Costing

ABKN305 – Standard Costs & Variance Analysis

 

Advanced Management Accounting

ABKN304 – Activity Based Costing

ABKN121 – Budgeting & CVP Analysis

ABKN167 – Performance Management & Measurement

ABKN306 – Inventory Management & Planning

ABKG176 – Management Accounting: Budgeting

ABKG180 – Management Accounting: Decision and Control

 

Taxation

ABKN160 – Introduction to Income Taxation

ABKN156 – GST

ABKN132 – Company Taxation

ABKN158 – Look Through Companies

ABKN315 – Fringe Benefit Tax

 

Accounting with Xero

ABKN219 – Introduction to Xero Online

ABKN130 – Xero Chart of Accounts

ABKN136 – Managing Contacts with Xero

ABKN198 – Xero Sales, Invoices, Quotes & Inventory

ABKN220 – Xero Purchases & Bills

ABKN174 – Xero Bank Reconciliation & Managing Accounts

ABKN194 – Xero Reporting Overview

ABKN216 – Xero & Payroll Add-ons

 

Advanced Xero

ABKN190 – Bank and GST Reconciliation with Xero

ABKN108 – Aged Receivables & Payables in Xero

ABKN148 – Managing Fixed Assets with Xero

ABKN120 – Budgeting with Xero

ABKG221 – Tracking Categories in Xero

ABKN192 – Report Preparation and Analysis in Xero

ABKN139 – Customising Templates in Xero

ABKN157 – How to Make the Most of Xero

 

Accounting Practices

ABKN154 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1

ABKN173 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2

ABKN112 – SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3

ABKN110 – Verification, Completeness & Justification

ABKN226 – Accounting for a Full Year Case Study

ABKN227 – Looking Forward Case Study

ABKG181 – Financial Statements of Limited Companies

ABKG184 – Accounting Systems & Controls

 

Auditing

ABKG187 – External Auditing

 

The Career Academy is an AAT Approved Training Centre

Get a FREE student membership when you enrol and gain a FREE professional membership to AAT on completion!

AAT is a registered charity. No. 1050724.

Read below how former student Nikki Sim became a qualified Accounting Technician!

The Career Academy gave her the opportunity to further her professional development by means of the support and guidance to achieve the Accounting Technician designation.

 

She is now a fully qualified Accounting Technician and works at Robinson Interiors, whom provide interior fit outs for super yachts. Her role involves daily office management, PA to the CEO as well as performing the main financial functions for the business.

 

Nikki was her Dad’s co-driver for many years. Now she has her own car and can focus on Rallying. Accounting Technician during the weekdays and rally driver on the weekends!

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