AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers

Advanced your bookkeeping career and earn more with The Career Academy’s essential courses. This course builds on the practical bookkeeping skills and knowledge obtained through the Certificate in Bookkeeping. You’ll learn about Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation and gain advanced accounting software skills. Plus, on successful completion you’ll gain certified accounting technician status.

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Duration & Course Level

400 Hours | 18 Months Access | Level 6

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Become an Accounting Technician

Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

Investment & Payment Options

Improve your career prospects for just $2,450 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

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How you'll benefit

  • Fast track your accounting career, increase your earning potential and get ahead with an AAT Approved Training Provider
  • Bolster your CV with this industry-recognised accounting course that employers are always looking for.
  • Gain Student Membership to the Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Gain Graduate Membership to IPA
  • Gain Certified Membership to the NZQBA
  • Gain Certified Accounting Technician Status!

Course Modules

The AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers comprises the following 10 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. Employment Law & Introduction to Payroll
  9. Fringe Benefit Tax
  10. Fundamentals of Income Tax
  11. Accounting with MYOB AccountRight
  12. Accounting with Xero
  13. Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  14. Bookkeeping using Microsoft Excel
  1. Access and save excel templates.
  2. How to open an Excel file and save this using a specific name.
  3. Identify and apply formulas and functions to calculate data.
  4. How to add content, such as pictures and charts, to spreadsheets.
  5. Apply filters to spreadsheet data.
  6. Demonstrate how to sort and manipulate spreadsheet data.
  7. Apply a range of formatting styles to spreadsheet data.
  1. Accounting and Business
  2. Determining Profit
  3. Issues in Income Determination & Asset Valuation
  4. Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Tracking Cash & Controlling Assets
  2. Internal Decision Making
  3. Analysing Financial Reports
  4. Financial Reporting Framework
  5. Advanced Accounting Principles Assessment
  1. Cost Classification
  2. Costing Methods
  3. Product & Process Costing
  4. Standard Costs & Variance Analysis
  5. Management Accounting Assessment
  1. Activity Based Costing
  2. Budgeting & CVP Analysis
  3. Performance Management & Measurement
  4. Inventory Management & Planning
  5. Management Accounting: Budgeting
  6. Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  7. Advanced Management Accounting Assessment
  • Introduction to Income Taxation
  • GST
  • Company Taxation
  • Look Through Companies
  • Fringe Benefit Tax
  •  Introduction to Xero Online
  •  Xero Chart of Accounts
  • Managing Contacts with Xero
  • Xero Sales, Invoices, Quotes & Inventory
  • Xero Purchases & Bills
  • Reconciliation and Managing Accounts in Xero
  • Introduction to Xero Reporting
  • Introduction to Xero Add-ons
  • Certificate in Xero Assessment
  • Introduction to Xero Online
  • Aged Receivables & Payables in Xero
  • Managing Fixed Assets with Xero
  • Budgeting with Xero
  • Tracking Categories in Xero
  • Report Preparation and Analysis in Xero
  • Customising Templates in Xero
  • Introduction to Projects & Expenses
  • Advanced Certificate in Xero
  1. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 1
  2. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 2
  3. SPFR Framework For For-Profit Entities Part 3
  4. Verification, Completeness & Justification
  5. Accounting for a Full Year Case Study
  6. Looking Forward Case Study
  7. Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  8. Accounting Systems & Controls
  9. Accounting Practices Assessment
  1. Introduction to the Accounting Profession
  2. Ethics and Standards
  3. Professional Education
  4. Practice Essentials
  5. Practice Security
  6. People and Processes
  7. Growing your Business
  8. Digital Business
  9. Sustaining Your Business
  10. Assessment

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  • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
  • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
  • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
  • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
  • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

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Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Bookkeeping Technician maintains complete sets of books, keeps records of accounts and provides bookkeeping services. The most common designation for a Bookkeeping Technician is an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper.
Absolutely. Both accounting technicians and accounts largely perform the same tasks.
You should complete the Certificate in Business Bookkeeping & AAT Assessment of competence to become an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper.
Most students take up to 18 months to complete this course.
You can become a qualified bookkeeper in as little as 10 weeks. Most people take approximately 6 months to become a qualified bookkeeper.
AAT Bookkeeping Technician is at level 4 and AAT Accounting Technician is at level 6
The most popular AAT course is the AAT Accounting Pathway Program or the AAT Accounting Technician Pathway for Bookkeepers.
Absolutely. The Career Academy offers AAT courses online with unlimited tutor support via phone and email. You have 24/7 access to your course material.

A fully qualified accounting technician can earn up to $60,000 per annum.

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 0800342829 or email them at info@careeracademy.co.nz

Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.

Our qualifications prepare you take on a huge range of practical based roles. Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise for jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

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