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Certificate in Accounting and Finance QLS Level 1

Course Overview

Online Accounting Certificate

From the small street store to the large multinational, every organisation needs to prevent, mitigate and accurately analyse financial troubles. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance provides the academic knowledge and real-world experience for candidates to accurately and correctly apply modern financial methodologies, tools, and techniques that will enable them to run the day-to-day finances of any organisation. More so, armed with in-depth knowledge, candidates are able to make an accurate financial analysis that will help organisations make strategic long-term decisions.

With great flexibility, this endorsed accounting certificate program also requires no prior experience or knowledge. Hence, graduates, business owners, business managers, stockbrokers, and other busy professionals can learn the important elements of Accounting and Finance at their own pace and time. The course also comes with full tutor support, which guides each candidate through the difficult concepts. On completing this accounting certificate online, candidates also get an ABC Award’s-endorsed certificate.

The certificate in Accounting and Finance commences with an introduction to the concept of accounting, taking candidates through the concepts of accounting and other key details. Our Level 1 Online Accounting Certificate then moves on to elaborate on the roles of an accountant in keeping an organisation financially stable. The course draws to a close with a detailed study into the key financial reports.

Ultimately, candidates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and methodologies required to begin new careers or advance existing roles in the accounting industry or the business world.

Course Syllabus

The certificate in Accounting and Finance consists of the following 3 units:

Unit 1: Introduction to Accounting

The first unit introduces candidates to Accounting with an overview of the importance of accounting to the economy of a nation and to the growth of a company. This unit also exposes candidates to the type of agencies and people who rely on financial information to make vital decisions such as banks, government agencies, economic think tanks, business owners etc. Candidates are also exposed to basic accounting terminologies, principles, and concepts.

Unit 2: Role of an Accountant

Unit 2 exposes candidates to the numerous roles of an accountant. An accountant performs financial transactions, prepare budgets, analyse financial data, collect and enter data, generate reports, give financial advice, interpret financial data, ensure adherence to financial regulations and laws etc.

Unit 3: The Key Reports

The final unit looks into the main financial statements. The income statement, which shows the cost and expenses of a company, and how much revenue a company earned over a specific period of time, is explained in great detail. The balance sheets, cash flow statement and statements of shareholders’ equity are also discussed.

Career Path

The Certificate in Accounting and Finance provides a great opportunity for candidates to seek jobs as Business developers, Accountants, Retail Banker, Financial data analyst, Secretary, Internal Auditors, Tax officers among others, with salaries ranging between £56,000 and £110,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Graduates looking to pursue careers in accounting and related fields
  • Business owners keen on acquiring modern accounting skills and techniques
  • Existing accounting professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and climb the professional ladder
  • Anyone interested in learning the core concepts of accounting and finance

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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Course at QLS Level 1
Duration 80 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

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