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Welcome to the Acacia Accounting and bookkeeping pages.

You may be thinking…

“How do I decide between a career in bookkeeping or accounting?”

First of all, let us help you choose the right qualification for you.

What is a bookkeeper?

A bookkeeper keeps a record of day to day financial records for businesses and
organisations and is part of the Accounting process.
Once you’re qualified you can work in any number of companies, making sure that you keep accurate financial records. You can even become self employed and work with a number of businesses at once.
We provide AAT Officially Accredited qualifications. AAT – The Association of
Accounting Technicians are the worlds leading professional body for Accounting Technicians and their qualifications are recognised by all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.

What is an Accountant?

An accountant holds a key position within business and finance industries, including large organisations or small business.  The primary role of an accountant is to observe and record the financial situation, to prepare and examine financial records. You will be responsible for making sure that all the transactions within a business are legal and above board.  You ensure profits are being made; books are balanced and look at efficiency and reduction in costs.  The Accountant may also work for private individuals, helping them to make financial decisions and complete tax returns.

So now let us introduce Julie, our Tutor

Julie has a teacher’s degree and is still working in the sector as a Finance Controller.  Her knowledge and experience is constantly being kept up to date.  She is an assessor and is IQA qualified; she has a BA in Business Studies and has exemption for CIMA.

A few words from Julie..

Hello..My name is Julie and I joined Acacia Training Ltd in January 2018.  My role involves teaching and assessing levels 1, 2 and 3 AAT Accounting and Finance to apprentices and self funding learners.  I am a secondary school teacher with QTS status qualified in teaching Mathematics and ICT.  I have extensive practical experience of working in both the public and private     sectors to include the NHS, finance, retail and education.  I find teaching the various AAT qualifications enables me to share the knowledge, skills and understanding I have acquired to date, I am a life long learner and I enjoy teaching.  I particularly enjoy teaching AAT as they are internationally recognised professional qualifications that can be life changing for learners wanting to work in an accounting capacity.”

Now lets look at the various qualifications

Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 

Duration 10 weeks
This basic entry-level qualification provides a solid grounding for students with no previous bookkeeping experience, before progressing onto the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping. You will gain and understanding about the role of the bookkeeper and learn basic terminology and how accounts work.
This course provides a basic understanding about Bookkeeping, it is used as a route to all other training as a foundation to build on.

Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping Level 2

Duration 12 weeks
This gives you the skills and essential knowledge to manage books effectively and includes manual double entry bookkeeping, understand journals, control accounts and processes up to trial balance standard.

To find out more or book on one of the courses above either Call Annie on 0800 090 2155 or fill out the quick enquiry form 

Next Steps

On completion of the Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping you will have the option of working towards the Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting;  alternatively you could progress to the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

Route 1

Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

Duration 6 Months

This qualification covers advanced double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, intermediate spreadsheets and software use, final accounts preparation and indirect tax.  If you successfully complete this course you can apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve ‘Professional AAT Bookkeeper’ status.

To find out more or book on one of the courses above either Call Annie on 0800 090 2155 or fill out the quick enquiry form 

Route 2

Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

Duration  12 – 15 months

You will master more complex accounting disciplines including financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.  On completion of this qualification, you can additionally apply for AAT associate bookkeeping membership and achieve professional AATQB status.

*Having chosen the Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in accounting there will be an option at the end of the qualification to carry on to the level 4 Diploma in Accounting.

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 

Duration  15 – 18 months

You will cover higher accounting tasks including drafting financial statements,  managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, as well as optional  specialist units including business tax, personal tax, external auditing and credit management and cash and treasury management.  Once this is achieved you can apply for full AAT membership and achieve professional AAT status.

To find out more or book on one of the courses above either Call Annie on 0800 090 2155 or fill out the quick enquiry form