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Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 350
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Online Advanced Accounting Course

Staff Training Solutions is proud to offer this exclusive Online Advanced Accounting Course Level 5  - our most advanced accountancy course to date.  Designed specifically for online study, this premium distance learning Advanced Accounting Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the skills, competencies and knowledge required to succeed in accountancy.  Study a series of contemporary accountancy standards, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, the basics of budgeting, variance analysis, accountancy best practices, the basics of investments and so much more besides. Whether already working in the field or considering a career change, this Advanced Accounting Course Level 5 could transform your career prospects for life.

Why Study Accounting and Finance?

One of the few things every company has in common is its reliance on quality accountancy.  Businesses and non-profit organisations alike hire qualified accountants and financial experts to balance their books, reduce operational costs and ultimately maximise their profits.  As a result, accountancy workers contribute directly to the performance and profitability of the entire organisation.  On a global basis, demand for capable accounting and finance experts is at an all-time high.  From freelance accountancy services to in-house finance experts to established accountancy firms, career prospects for qualified candidates are limitless.  If you have a knack for numbers and a meticulous eye for detail, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in accountancy.


Course Syllabus

Created by leading academics and industry veterans, this exclusive Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Finance is open to ambitious candidates worldwide, with no specific entry criteria.  Study in your own time and it your own pace, exploring key accountancy concepts and principles across 13 insightful units:

An Introduction to Accounting

The course begins with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary corporate accountancy, outlining the importance of quality financial management for the modern organisation.

Role of the Management Accountant

The second course unit focuses on the more specific duties and responsibilities of the professional accountant.Explore the day to day life of the qualified accountant, along with an introduction to key accountancy terminology.

Basic Accounting Concepts

Course unit three follows with an exploration of several important accountancy concepts, along with the potential benefits of standardisation in the field of accountancy worldwide.

Accounting Process - Subsidiary Books

The following unit provides candidates with an in-depth introduction to essential accountancy journals and subsidiary books.Learn about the Imprest System, how to work with business ledgers and more.

Profit and Loss Statements

An exploration of profit and loss statements follows in the fifth unit, detailing how to accurately manage P&L accounts in conjunction with balance sheets.

Balance Sheet – The Basics

Course unit six expands on the teachings of the prior unit with a more comprehensive introduction to balance sheets and related analysis.

What are Cash Flow Statements?

The role and importance of cash flow statements follows in unit seven, which incorporates an introduction to working capital requirements, the various sources of funds and more.

Budgeting Basics

Effective financial planning and budget management form the primary focus of unit eight, which also incorporates an introduction to control ratios, budget classifications and zero-based budgeting.

The Role of Variance Analysis

The concepts of variance and variance analysis are introduced in the next unit, covering key subtopics such as direct material variances, labour variances, overhead variances, sales variances and other general cost variances.

Financial Ratio Analysis

Candidates are then provided with an overview of financial ratio analysis, including the norms for evaluation, managerial uses of the primary ratio and more,

Financial Management Introduction

An exploration of professional financial management follows, discussing its purpose, benefits, scope and primary associated challenges.

Best Practices in Managing working Capital

The penultimate course unit explores the various different types of working capital and how to effectively manage working capital from a contemporary corporate perspective.

Basics of Investment

The course concludes with an engaging introduction to investments, covering key concepts and subtopics such as investment appraisal techniques, investment proposal types, investment taxation and many more besides.

Career Path

Our exclusive Level 5 Diploma in Accounting and Finance is suitable for newcomers to the subject and existing members of the workforce alike.  Irrespective of existing knowledge and experience, candidates are gradually guided through the most important accountancy principles, concepts and competencies needed to succeed in the field.  Upon completion of the course, successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue employment with established accountancy firms, set up a new business from scratch or work from home as a freelance accountant.  This advanced distance learning Accounting Course also comes highly-recommended for anyone in pursuit of promotion in an accountancy setting.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course

This dynamic distance learning Accounting Course is open to ambitious candidates worldwide, though comes particularly highly-recommended to:

  • Newcomers to accountancy looking to secure employment
  • Accountancy workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Candidates interested in starting their own businesses
  • Managers and business owners who lack formal accountancy training
  • Candidates with strong numeracy skills and an eye for detail
  • Anyone interested in freelance job opportunities worldwide

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