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Accounting, The Role of an Accountant

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Price
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£10 inc VAT (was £120)
Offer ends 02 June 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
10 Hours
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Accounting

A skilled and professional Accountant in modern businesses is a valuable asset to the organisation. An Accountant plays numerous administrative roles in an organisation and performs the various financial functions such as financial data management, financial data analysis, advising on business operations, preparation of financial statements, supervising and assisting with taxation issues, etc.

The unit focuses on the role of the Accountant, Accounting personnel and different methods of Accounting. It also describes the advantages of the double-entry system, the nature of Accounting functions and various types of Accounting including a look at the meaning of debit and credit and the differences between bookkeeping and Accounting.

In this unit, candidates will learn about the organisation of Accounting and finance, the bases of Accounting and Accounting terminology.

CPD

10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

Description

Accounting

The Role of an Accountant

Objectives

After completing this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe the activities of an Accountant
  • Discuss the roles of Accounting personnel and the Accounting function in an organisation
  • Describe the advantages of the Double-Entry System
  • Explain single-entry and double-entry bookkeeping
  • Understand the types of Accounting
  • Differentiate between Bookkeeping and Accounting

Program Content

Lesson(s)

Introduction to the Role of an Accountant

Topics

  • The Role of an Accountant
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Advantages of Double-Entry System
  • Types of Accounting
  • Distinction between Bookkeeping and Accounting
  • Objectives of Bookkeeping
  • Organisation of Accounting and Finance
  • Bases of Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology

Who is this course for?

Accounting

Target Audience

  • New or recent recruits to banking and financial organisations
  • Operations and support staff
  • Finance and Accounting staff
  • Dealers and Traders

Requirements

Accounting

No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.

*Note: This is an independent unit not a complete course so does not equalize to a course. This will give you 10 CPD points to add on your CV. At the end of the unit, you can claim CPD Accredited unit by paying £35 accreditation fee and postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK).

Career path

Accounting

Upon successful completion of Accounting in Investment Methods unit, will be helpful for the people working in Accountancy, it will help the professionals in developing their CV and ongoing CPD.

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What are CPD hours/points?

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