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Are you looking for the best accounting diploma course? A course that is marketable and will make you sought after clearing the course? If your answer is yes to these two questions, an Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) is one of the accounting diploma courses to consider.
No one wishes to spend money for a long time studying accounting courses that are no longer marketable. It is such a waste of resources considering people dedicate time and money to pursue these professional courses. Therefore, before settling for any course, be it a degree, diploma, online or professional courses, be keen to do a thorough research on how it is fairing in the market world.
This blog answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) course and the marketability of accounting and finance courses in the country.
Where can I study the Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD)?
Traction School of Governance and Business is best known for offering quality ATD studies. The school allows students to choose a mode of learning suitable for them, either physical or online classes. Therefore, students living outside Nairobi or with busy schedules should not be worried about pursuing the course as they can enroll for online classes at any time that fits their schedule.
What is the ATD grade requirement?
Any person looking to register for any KASNEB diploma examination should hold the following qualifications:
- Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least grade C- (C Minus) or equivalent qualifications.
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade D.
- Any other KASNEB technician or diploma examination certificate.
What job can I get with an accounting diploma?
One can be employed as an accountant, bookkeeper, accounts assistant, accounts clerk, accounts payable processor, administrative coordinator, and administrative assistant.
How marketable is an accountancy diploma or ATD?
It is one of the best and marketable diploma courses in accounting offered by Traction School of Governance and Business and examined by KASNEB. The course equips learners with the right knowledge and skills that not only enable them to become competent, but also work under minimal supervision.
How long does it take to complete the accounting diploma?
The course takes a period of one and half years. ATD has three levels with each level taking 6 months to complete.
Some Key Facts that Universities and Colleges will not disclose about the Marketability of accounting and finance courses
Finance and accounting courses are highly marketable in today’s job market. However, one must be careful when selecting the right combination between either of the two courses with a professional course. For example, if you have studied a finance degree, then a professional course like the Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA) is highly recommendable, whereas people with accounting degrees should combine it with a professional certificate like the Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
So what sets you apart?
As higher institutions continue enrolling more and more students in these professions, companies have become more innovative and sensitive. Today, most companies in Kenya are shifting to “talent” as opposed to academic papers. In addition to a basic degree, most human resource professionals are looking for professional qualifications. They are quite aware that students employ short cuts and are not open to professional courses. As a result, the lock out the “lazy group” by employing graduates with professional certificates like CPA, CIFA, ATD, or ACCA.
The rate of unemployment in the country is high with statistics showing that out of five graduates, three remain unemployed for at least a year after graduation. The current numbers of unemployed graduates are quite alarming! Thus, for an accounting or finance graduate to stay marketable and relevant in the Kenyan job market, they must pursue a significant professional course.
The advice for many students considering the business, finance, and accounting career paths is that they should combine their academic certification with a professional course, if they are to remain relevant and competitive in the job market.
Register to study an accounting diploma and other accounting professional courses, including CIFA and CPA at Traction School of Governance and Business.
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