Maths for Accountants - Level 2

This course is suitable for those who want to develop their numeracy skills to support their development as an accountant or bookkeeper.

Advanced expertise in mathematics is not required to succeed as a bookkeeper or an accountant. What is needed, however, is the confidence and ability to be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide as well as use decimals, fractions and percentages. Competent bookkeepers and accountants should be able to use mental calculations as well as a calculator to perform these numerical skills.

Good numeracy skills may unlock job opportunities within accountancy and lead to higher wages or prepare you for further study.

Course Content

On this course you will learn about

Key maths principles to support accountants such as mathematical operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratios, negative numbers, rounding, estimation and the principles of BODMAS

How to use a calculator effectively - using memory

?? how these maths principles relate to double entry, the balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

If you?re aged 19 and over and don?t have Maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2), this course is free and will help you to build your confidence with numbers

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you should be ideally working towards Level 2 Maths. Your level will be assessed prior to starting your course by taking a BKSB assessment within the college you should have a score less than BKSB Functional Maths 2.9.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment for this course. However, you will create and review your own Individual Learning Plan and be required to complete online learning activities through the course platform.

Additional Information

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Further courses in Accountancy and Finance