Certificate in Accounting and Finance (Level 3)
Course Level Level 3
Awarding Body ABC AWARDS
Study Method Distance Learning
Course Duration 200 Recommended Study Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
Pay in Full
Get £ 75.00 Discount when you pay in full.
Discounted Fee: £ 310
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Pay in Instalments
£ 85 Deposit & 12 payments of £ 25 / Month
Total Fee: £ 385
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Accounting Certificate Online.

Explore the fascinating world of corporate finance and discover what it takes to succeed as a professional accountant.  Effective management of funds and resources plays a pivotal role in determining the success or otherwise of any modern business.  Even where revenue and profits are not the organisation’s primary concern, poor accountancy can render a company unviable.  Businesses at all levels rely on the highly-specialised skills and knowledge of quality accountants to help drive day-to-day operations.  To master true proficiency in accountancy and finance is to open the door to limitless career prospects.

This outstanding accounting certificate online, lays the essential foundation upon which to build rewarding careers in business accountancy.  Over the course of six intensive units, of accredited online accounting certificate, candidates are gradually introduced to the core mechanics of corporate finance.  Along with a detailed breakdown of cash flow statements, income statements and balance sheets, course content explores the recent history and evolution of professional accountancy.  Candidates also explore the basics of business budgeting, alongside operating capital analysis and control of expenses.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue positions with established accountancy brands and business, or go into business independently.

This certificate in accounting online, is delivered over six in-depth modules:

Module 1 – Introduction to Accounting and Finance

The introductory course module outlines the basics of both accounting and finance from a contemporary corporate perspective.  Along with an exploration of the key advantages and primary functions of professional accountancy, candidates explore the evolution of business finance and a breakdown of the accounting cycle.

Module 2 – Role of an Accountant

Course content in Module 2 focuses more specifically on the duties and responsibilities of accountants and finance managers, again in a modern business context.  Important accountancy terminology is introduced, along with a variety of common accounting methods and an overview of the primary advantages of the double-entry system.

Module 3 – The Balance Sheet

The following module provides candidates with a detailed dissection of business balance sheets, which are broken down into their primary components and investigated in-depth.  Candidates build a better understanding of how to prepare, use, analyse and optimise professional balance sheets.

Module 4 – Profit and Loss Accounts

Course Module 4 brings profit and loss accounts into discussion, incorporating an overview of the primary functions and value of P&L documentation.  Additional subtopics introduced include income measurement, income analysis, loss analysis and more.

Module 5 – Cash Flow Statement

The penultimate module explores analysis of funds in greater depth, in conjunction with a comprehensive dissection of professional cash flow statements.  Candidates investigate a variety of sources of business funds, the value and purpose on on-hand cash and the importance of effective cash flow monitoring/management in general.

Module 6 – Budgeting


The basics of business budgeting are introduced and explored in the closing course module, which provides candidates with a detailedsummary of the professional budgeting process.  The purpose and value of budgeting from a business perspective is discussed, along with managing budgets in accordance with business performance and the consequences of poor/inaccurate budgeting.

Payment Option

Paying in Instalments: £385(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £85

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£75 Discount) £310

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3  against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.