AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping and Ethics. AQ2016
A level 3 AAT Qualified Bookkeeper is able to provide bookkeeping services to support businesses of all sizes with accurate financial records ensuring that their accounts are up-to-date.
A bookkeeper helps businesses stay in complete control of their finances – they deal with day-to-day finance tasks such as data entry, VAT returns and payroll entries (Not Payroll Processing) and can prepare anything up to trial balance.
The types of services typically carried out by a bookkeeper include:
- Purchase orders and invoicing
- Sales accounting and credit control
- Cash and banking admin
- Data processing
- Payroll accounting
- Adjustments to the Accounts
- VAT returns
- Using data to prepare financial statements
From July 2016 a new level of AAT membership was introduced – AAT Bookkeeper. An AAT Bookkeeper holds an AAT associate bookkeeping membership and can use the designatory letters AATQB after their name.
AAT’s bookkeeping membership offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your bookkeeping skills and expertise to employers, colleagues and clients. You’ll gain professional recognition and can even apply to become self-employed and offer bookkeeping services to your own clients (subject to conditions).
The majority of students start with Level 2 but in some cases they may have relevant academic qualifications or work experience enabling them to start at Level 3.
If you feel this may be something that applies to you we have a Free online AAT Skillcheck available. This will help determine your current skills and knowledge and potential starting points, but it is still advisable to discuss this with one of our team where we can go through the details and finer points just to make sure you are able to progress without further learning or difficulty.
The AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping qualification consist of three units and three exams:.
The 3 units cover:-
- Advanced Bookkeeping (Computer based exam)
- Final Accounts Preparation (Computer based exam)
- Indirect Tax (Computer based exam)
The three units making up Level 3 are available from Training Link as a complete course. There is also an option to enrol on both Level 2 and Level 3 at the same time giving you even bigger savings on the course fees.