Accounting The Role of an Accountant

The Role of an Accountant in Accounting Accredited by CPD Standard Office - Special Offer

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Offer ends 28 May 2019
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10 Hours
10 CPD points / hours
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Accounting The Role of an Accountant

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.


Accounting The Role of an Accountant


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


Introduction to the Role of an Accountant


  • 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 The Role of an Accountant

Target Audience

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


Accounting The Role of an Accountant

No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.

*Note: This CPD Unit is offered on special discounted price on REED only and does not include awarding body accreditation charges. At the end of the unit, learner can claim CPD Accredited certificate by paying £35 accreditation fee and postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK).

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