AAT - Control Accounts, Journals and the Banking System (CJBS) Exam


Studying for the AAT CJBS exam

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The AAT CJBS syllabus

A good page to start on if you are unclear where to begin would be the overview Financial Reporting page.

The syllabus for FSTP is split into 6 main learning outcomes (LOs):

LO1 Understand the purpose and use of control accounts and journals

The best page here is to look at the one on Controlling the Financial Reporting System.

LO2 Maintain and use control accounts

In addition to the main page on Controlling the Financial Reporting System, you should also look at the pages on Control Accounts and Control Account Reconciliations.

LO3 Maintain and use the journal

Start with the page on Books of Prime Entry as this covers journals.

LO4 Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book 

The best page to start with for this LO is the one on Bank Reconciliations.

LO5 Understand the banking process

 The Knowledgebank does not currently have any pages addressing this LO.

LO6 Understand retention and storage requirements relating to banking

The Knowledgebank does not currently have any pages addressing this LO.

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