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Accounting

Course aims

While studying this subject you will develop a knowledge and understanding of both financial and management accounting. It will help you understanding the responsibilities of the accountant and the impact of their recommendations on the business and the wider environment. You will build knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that you can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse data methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in maths and a grade 5 in English language, in addition to the general entry requirements.

Course content

Paper 1

  • Introduction to the role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Verification of accounting records
  • Accounting concepts used in preparation of account records
  • Preparation of financial statements of sole traders
  • Accounting for Limited companies
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial information
  • Accounting for organisations with incomplete records
  • Partnership accounts
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • Impact of ethical considerations.

Paper 2

  • Introduction to the role of the accountant in business
  • Types of business organisation
  • The double entry model
  • Budgeting
  • Marginal costings
  • Standard costing and variance analysis
  • Absorption costing and activity based costing
  • Capital investment appraisal
  • Interpretation, analysis and communication of accounting information
  • Impact of ethical considerations.

Course assessment

Written examinations.

Materials

Recommended textbooks to be advised by your tutor, which are available from our library.

Progress

A degree in accounting at university or AAT level 3 or 4, Apprenticeship programmes, as well as progressing to CIMA, ACCA and other professional accountancy programmes.

 
 

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