AAT Essentials: short finance training courses

Learn the essentials

AAT Essentials are short training courses designed to help you quickly learn crucial finance skills.

Register your interest

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.

Courses are currently delivered online, and face-to-face courses will resume once local coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions allow.

Open courses

We run open AAT Essentials courses on a regular basis, as well as corporate training for groups of staff.

Choose a course from the list below and look for a date. If there are no dates shown, register your interest and we’ll let you know once there's availability.

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.