This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting skills in a management or other role. You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of financial and management accounting and its role in business organisations – including how to prepare accounts and how to use accounting information for decision-making, planning and control. You’ll also explore issues of business law, corporate governance and ethics as they relate to accounting and management. The certificate is accredited by a range of professional bodies and is excellent preparation for professional accountancy training.
This is the module for you if you want a route into the accountancy profession or need to gain fundamental accounting skills for a management or other role. You will gain an understanding of how financial statements are prepared and develop the skills to prepare financial statements. You will explore differences in financial accounting for different businesses, building an understanding of the frameworks underpinning accounting and audit practice. We strongly recommend that you study this module beforeManagement accounting(B292), but both modules can be studied independently.
If you want to utilise your ability to handle complex situations with moving parts - whether that's balancing the books or assessing the letter of the law - you can hear from professionals in the field and determine your next steps on this page.