AAT Accounting and Finance Qualification

Junior or administrative staff in accounting

College, University or School Leaver

Considering a career change to becoming an accountant


AAT stands for the Association of Accounting Technicians and offers the perfect start to a successful accounting and finance career.
It is the leading qualification and membership body for vocational accountants. AAT work across the globe with around 130,000 members in more than 90 countries. AAT members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners.


AAT members are ambitious, focused accounting professionals, many occupying senior, well rewarded positions with thousands of employers – from blue-chip corporate giants to public sector institutions.


The AAT Accounting Qualifications are recognized and well-respected qualifications worldwide. Those qualifications are the perfect starting point for your career in accounting and finance. They are designed to start you on the path to a successful accounting and finance career. Our training focuses on giving you practical skills that you’ll be using in your work. So, we’ll ensure you’ve got the expertise that employers look for but also help you to progress further in your career. You don’t need previous qualifications to study with us, but if you have them, you could begin your training at a higher level. And the flexibility of our qualifications means you can train full-time or part-time or even online.


The AAT Qualification offers the necessary skills required to excel and succeed in today’s cutthroat professional environment.


The qualifications employers want

With AAT on your CV, you will demonstrate a level of excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers.


Go on to chartered accountancy

The AAT accounting qualifications are a highly respected foundation giving you generous exemptions with all UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies.

Make the most of a career break

Whether you are on maternity leave, have been made redundant or are just assessing your options, our finance and accounting courses offer excellent short-term opportunities.

Boost your earning potential

Develop your knowledge and learn new skills or gain recognition for the skills you already have with our qualifications.

Retrain at any age

It’s not just banks and accountancy firms who need people with financial skills. All companies, across every industry, will need someone who’s good with numbers.

Key skills for school leavers

We offer entry level qualifications as well as a range of accounting and finance courses to develop your career path.

Who can do it

AAT is perfect if you’re looking to study a professional qualification in accounting and finance. Unlike some other qualifications, there are no entry requirements with AAT, and you don’t need any relevant work experience. Even though there are no entry requirements, it will help if you’re good with numbers and committed to putting in the study hours.


Is it too late for me to start training?
Surely not! Knowledge is source of life, has no age, and is never late for you to start over by changing your career path. In fact, accountancy is considered one of the most popular choices among people who are looking for a new career path.


But I don’t have the time to train…
EIMF design a flexible study options for AAT training that can easily fit around your work and personal life. Even though you need to be dedicated, surely, you’ll find something that works best for you.

Can i do more

Yes! Once you’ve completed AAT qualification, becoming a chartered accountant is a great next step. Chartered status ensures you stand out as a respected professional within the field and will broaden your understanding, keeping at the same time your job options open. Having an AAT Accounting Qualification offers you a fast-track route to chartered level, helping you to get there quicker than going to university. All the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, ICAS and CIPFA) recognise the AAT Accounting Qualification and offer exemption from certain modules. Plus, the practical skills and knowledge you gain on your AAT course will complement the chartered syllabus – helping you to succeed.

Additionally, AAT offers a unique opportunity to further your studies to some of the English Universities it is collaborated with. Many AAT students go on and study a degree in accounting or finance, or in an unrelated area. At the link below you’ll find a list of institutions, including universities, who offer exemptions for AAT qualified members. Click Here


AAT-ACA Fast Track is the collaboration between the Association of Accounting Technicians and ICAEW, designed to inspire AAT students and members to then pursue the ACA, as it recognises those skills gained whilst studying for the AAT. You are able to work-and-study with the AAT, so it’s a great option for many school-leavers, giving you the option to further your study onto the AAT-ACA Fast Track if you wanted to.


To learn more click here and/or contact the EIMF at 2227 4470

Why eimf

The European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF) is the ATT Accredited training partner in Cyprus. EIMF is a leading provider of professional education, and tailored learning solutions with emphasis on the Financial and Professional Services Sector. The institute offers a wide range of support study materials, AAT employers scheme and job prospects, flexible calendar for course and examinations, option to choose between online or classroom courses, experienced tutors, as well as robust training with exercises and case studies. All the above, helped EIMF build high quality education. We had remarkable results during the first year of launching AAT in Cyprus. Our students had 94% passing rate. Our target for the upcoming academic year is to achieve three digits passing rate.


Work/Study options – earn a salary while obtaining your Qualifications
AAT Employer schemes and good job prospects
Go on to Chartered Accountancy, get direct entry to AAT partner Universities, or get UCAS points
Financially Feasible – added value
Flexible Calendar, tailored to the needs of either a full-time student or a busy professional
Computer Based Examinations – flexible examination dates
Classroom or e-learning study options.

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When you “buy” the knowledge is the best investment in your future. Your investment to acquire AAT Qualification it could pay for itself in a matter of months! But the AAT training can cost anywhere from €1.350 to over €2.276 per level depending on your study method.

EIMF to its effort to make studying more affordable, offer a range of ways to pay for your course including:


  • Interest free payment plans: With this option you can spread the cost of your course into more manageable monthly payments, with no added interest.
  • Employer sponsorship: If you are currently working, your employer may be prepared to fund your training.
  • Full prepayment: With discount 10% on level fees.
  • Unit completion payment: You have the option to pay after the completion of each unit of the level you are attending.
  • Other payment agreements: After discussion with management.

For More information about the Cost and about the AAT offerings in general, please download our Brochure by clicking HERE.

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Ok. What is my starting point?


To the completion AAT is broken down into three levels. If you’re currently working in accounts or have studied accountancy before, you may be exempt from some units.

AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)

This Level covers the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing simple financial statements, as well as how to use various accounting software.

The completion period for this level is estimated between 6 and 12 months, depending on the amount of time you commit to studying.

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AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 3)

This is an advance level that builds on your existing knowledge gained at Foundation Level, and includes advance bookkeeping, accounts preparation and ethics in the accounting profession.

The completion period is also estimated between 6 and 12 months.

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

This is the last level of the qualification, and covers more complex accounting tasks such as budgeting, drafting financial statements, and financial performance evaluation. During this level, you will have to choose two optional subjects to specialized in. Those subjects are tax, audit, and/or credit management. By the completion of this level, you will be fully qualified. You can apply to become a full AAT member and get the letters MAAT after your name. The estimated completion period is between 9 and 12 months.

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Online Bookkeeping Qualification

Globally recognised bookkeeping and accountancy qualifications, online and live online courses with local tutors.

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