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Accounting & Finance - Course 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 Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certification for Professional Development (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certification for Professional Development (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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Level Level 1
Duration 80 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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