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Build your career with AAT

Jeremy Bradley talks about online MBA

Get your career started with AAT

Choosing to study AAT courses online is an ideal choice if you are looking to get started in accountancy or finance. As you complete each level of the qualification, you’ll develop real-life skills that will unlock bigger and better professional opportunities, as well as increased earning potential as you progress.

Take a look at our careers guide to see how you can transition from an entry-level job to a rewarding career in accounting or finance by studying towards your AAT qualification with InterActive.

Data Entry

Working in data entry involves reconciling accounts, preparing and filing reports, handling the general ledger, and other clerical duties.

Average Salary: £15,065

Finance Assistant

Finance assistants prepare financial spreadsheets and reports, keep records, and answer queries made by senior finance management staff.

Average Salary: £18,450

Payroll Administrator

You will be responsible for preparing and processing the payroll of employees who work for an organisation. You will keep employee records, review timesheets, and deduct garnishments.

Average Salary: £18,969

Credit Controller 

You will be responsible for collecting unpaid debt from businesses or —Ālients. Credit controllers often create and maintain customer files, process payments, and liaise with legal advisors.

Average Salary: £19,945


As a bookkeeper, you will be responsible for the maintenance of a company’s financial records. This includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, banking, and taxes.

Average Salary: £25,000

Tax Accountant

Tax accountants prepare income tax statements, tax returns, and annual reports. They also assist with auditing, research, and the financial planning of company projects.

Average Salary: £34,062

Commercial Analyst

Commercial analysts research the operations, revenue, and competition of an organisation for the purpose of implementing new business strategies to increase profit and brand awareness.

Average Salary: £28,316

Tax Consultant

Tax consultants advise clients on limiting tax liability and keeping compliant with tax obligations. They often research tax laws and prepare tax returns.

Average Salary: £31,203

Financial Accountant

As a financial accountant, you can expect to perform internal and external audits, prepare accounts, budgets, financial reports, as well as overseeing income and expenditures.

Average Salary: £34,595

Life after AAT

Completing your AAT qualification opens up a number of additional options:

  • Become a chartered accountant

    Completing your AAT qualification means you’re well on the way to gaining chartered accountant status. UK chartered and certified accounting bodies, such as ACCA and CIMA, will give you a number of exam exemptions, which puts you on the fast track to an even higher earning potential.

  • Go on to university

    Topping up your AAT qualification with a degree in business, accounting, or finance can rapidly advance your career prospects. Plus, after completing AAT Level 3, you can earn exemptions which will allow you to graduate faster from participating UK universities, putting you well on the way to reaching your personal goals.

  • Start your own business

    In today’s modern business climate, choosing to freelance has become a popular pathway, especially if you want to get a second job to supplement your income, or are in the process of transitioning from one career to another. As an AAT member in practice (MIP), you’ll be able to offer private accounting, tax, and consultancy services to clients across the UK.

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