AAT Essentials: short finance training courses for your staff

Essential skills for your business

AAT Essentials are short finance courses designed to help you meet your business needs and objectives.

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They’re ideal for non-finance staff looking for a better understanding of key financial processes, as well as finance and accounting professionals looking to keep their skills fresh.

Choose AAT Essentials for practical skills that can be applied immediately, to help you and your staff manage business finance more effectively, improving performance and increasing productivity.

Course are delivered to suit you. For large groups of staff that require the same training, we can hold courses in-house at your offices, or at an external location.

AAT Essentials courses

Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping

A grounding in accounting systems for those in finance departments but with limited bookkeeping experience.

Budgeting
Budgeting

Budgeting skills for business professionals without an accountancy or finance background.

Capital expenditure
Capital expenditure

Learn the tools for strategic decision making: capital costs, lifetime returns and presenting and comparing diverse finance projects.

Finance for non-finance managers
Finance for non-finance managers

Understand basic financial documents and how to interpret them.

Financial accounting
Financial accounting

Learn double-entry bookkeeping principles and common transactions.

Fundamentals of financial accounting
Fundamentals of financial accounting

Ideal for those with no or limited bookkeeping experience, and those in a role where they code purchase orders.

Managing cash: keeping your business healthy
Managing cash: keeping your business healthy

Learn to record receipts and payments, reconcile bank statements and receipts and protect financial security.

Understanding accounting systems and controls
Understanding accounting systems and controls

Learn to use accounting system controls to protect your organisation from theft and errors before they take place.

Understanding and processing financial documents
Understanding and processing financial documents

Understand financial documents and processes and record keeping to work effectively and stay compliant.

Understanding profitability
Understanding profitability

Learn how to study selling prices and make sure costs are covered and goods and services are sold at the right price.

We chose AAT Essentials because AAT have a proven track record in developing people effectively and supporting the development of key finance staff.
David Atkins, Head of Management Accounting, The Environment Agency
AAT Essentials provide a great process overview for staff who deal with finances but have no qualifications. We did the online course and it felt like a classroom experience.
Caroline Knight, Finance Business Partner, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs