AAT Bookkeeping Diploma for Virtual Assistants


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AAT Bookkeeping Course for Virtual Assistants

This is all of the AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping, which will take you through the fundamental concepts of Bookkeeping and enable you to gain an AAT Certificate in Bookkeeping. If you would like to offer Bookkeeping to your clients, you could continue the AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping – Level 3. This will enable Virtual Assistants to offer Bookkeeping services to clients and save Bookkeeping / Accountancy fees, by doing your own accounts.

Bookkeeping Training for Virtual Assistants


To build a solid understanding bookkeeping and to prepare the student for AAT Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping assessments. The course can be taken full-time or part-time, the training is delivered by Chartered Accountants or high level Financial Services professionals. This enables students to gain skills and qualifications in a fast track method.

Course Format

This is a classroom course that is delivered with an interactive style that has extensive practical exercises. This builds real knowledge and confidence. This ensures that you are prepared for the AAT Level 2 exams.

Syllabus Detail

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions

                            Understanding double-entry bookkeeping, integrating books of prime entry and describing coding system functions

                            Understanding discounts and settlement, trade and bulk discount differences

                            Preparing and processing customer and supplier invoices and credit notes

                            Totalling and balancing a 3-column analysed cash book

                            Totalling, balancing and reconciling petty cash records within an analysed petty cash book

                            Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system

                            Understanding the purpose and use of control accounts and journals

                            Maintaining and using control accounts and the journal

                            Reconciling a bank statement with the cash book

                            Understanding the banking process and main services of banks and building societies

                            Understanding requirements of retention and storage relating to banking documents

Course Requirements

This course starts from the basics and there are no prerequisites. Most delegates who are VAs have sufficient prior knowledge of business / finance in order to start AAT at Level 2. If you feel that you need to start at the lower entry level, you can commence at Level 1. 

Why is this beneficial to a VA?

  • Skills and knowledge of Finance
  • Use your knowledge to make business decisions for your VA business
  • Save on costs of Bookkeeping / Accountants, by doing the functions for yourself
  • Open up option to progress to AAT Level 3 and offer Bookkeeping services to clients. This is a natural progression for your clients, who are likely to require both VA and Bookkeeping services.
  • Gain an AAT qualification