At A level, students explore the responsibilities of an accountant and the impact of their recommendations on a business. Students will learn how to apply these skills in fields ranging from law and banking, to the media and agriculture. Students build a knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles and techniques that they can apply to real-life scenarios, developing the ability to solve problems logically, analyse date methodically, make reasoned choices and communicate effectively. Topics include; budgeting, marginal costs, double-entry, final accounts analysis of financial information.
You do not need to study A level Accounting nor even take a degree in accounting to become an accountant. There are many different routes and also different levels of Accounting qualifications, which include: ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) which is the professional qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and globally-recognised as a premier business diploma; ACCA (Associate Chartered Certified Accountant); CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountant).