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What Careers Can You Do With a Qualification in Accounting or Bookkeeping?

Have you ever wondered what career you could follow with an AAT qualification in accounting or bookkeeping? With our AAT courses open for applications to start in September, there’s never been a better time to find out what a career in finance could look like for you.

There is a whole range of roles that can come from a qualification in accounting or bookkeeping so we’ve rounded up just some of the career paths you could choose below.

Accounts Assistant

An accounts assistant perform clerical tasks to support accountants such as phone calls, basic bookkeeping, filing and more.

Payroll Manager

Being a payroll manager is an important role within an organisation, a payroll manager overseas all the payroll functions for an organisation to make sure employees pay is processed on time and in line with government regulations.


Bookkeepers provide financial information about a business, making sure the information is constantly accurate and up to date and often communicate directly within managers and business owners to help them make decisions.


Accounts have a wide range of tasks in their job role including preparing, interpreting and managing financial documents, tax returns and records. They may also provide analysis and audits for the organisation.

Purchase Ledger Clerk

This role involves processing purchase orders, invoices and expenses and assisting with cash management as some of the practical duties of bookkeeping. They are a key member in the finance team.

Commercial Analyst

Commercial analysts are part of the finance team within an organisation and are responsible for gathering financial data about an organisation and providing analysis and assessments of the collected data.

Tax Technician

A tax technician helps organisation’s or individuals prepare their tax returns, ensuring they pay the right amount of tax to comply with government regulations.


Cashiers handle payments and receipts in an organisation such as a bank or shop.

Clerical Assistant

A clerical assistant provides administrative support to an organisation. This could include answering calls, sorting make and emails, maintaining the organisation’s filing and typing up copy.

Credit Controller

Credit controllers are key in helping organisations get money they are owed from other businesses and organisations. This includes collecting invoices and ensuring credit given to customers is monitored, processing credit, generating statements and creating daily and monthly reports and reconciliations.

Apply now to start your career in finance!

Of course, there are many more roles available out there following a qualification in accounting or bookkeeping and some can even take you worldwide! AAT qualifications are internationally recognised, accredited qualifications and they can not only help you break into a career in accounting but can also boost your earning potential and help you reach your long term career goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in finance today by applying for one of our AAT courses now, ready to start your journey in September. You can find more information on all of the courses we offer, and apply, here.

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