AAT Level 4

AAT level 4 is the foremost level of the AAT qualification. Once you have achieved level 4, you will have added AAT Accountancy Technician qualification.

Like most qualification, level 4 is considered a lot tougher than the former levels. Completing the level 4 qualification will provide you with the understanding and confidence you need to progress onto further educations like CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.

  • 30-34 Weeks
  • 60 Sessions
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Course Overview

Unlike levels 2 & 3, the assessments will comprise some written elements. You will require a right level of understanding about the different topics covered in the former level so that you can explain certain concepts of the syllabus in your assessments.

The Professional Diploma in Accounting -Level 4 further develops advanced financial and administration accounting skills and introduces specialized topics such as auditing and taxation. It is appropriate for those who have finished the Level 3 AAT qualification.

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 shapes on what you have learned in Level 2 and 3, and will set you on a path to become a Chartered Accountant, and can provide you MAAT status, permitting you to use the MAAT designatory letters after your name.

What Our Course Will Offer You:

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting – Level 4 is the best course for you if you want to gain the skills necessary to become a financial team leader or set up your accounting practice. In this course, you will study financial statements for limited companies and complex management bookkeeping tasks. You will also learn management accounting: budgeting, accounting systems and controls and decision and control. You can specialize in business and personal tax, external auditing, credit management and cash and capital management.

What Can I Expect After Completing AAT Level 4?

By the end of this AAT Level 4 professional course in accounting, you will be able to:

  • Apply accounting concepts, principles and rules and prepare the financial statements for a limited company
  • Apply management accounting methods to aid decision making and control, make and monitor budgets
  • Measure performance using a wide choice of performance indicators
  • Know about accounting systems and controls
  • Choose between studying personal taxation, business taxation, auditing, cash and credit management

Key Benefits of AAT

You can expect a considerable number of benefits from studying AAT courses. These include:

An exciting career:

Accounting and bookkeeping is a fascinating job. However, you can suppose a diverse career with quite several employment opportunities. Financial management is the base of every business. There is a high demand for Bookkeepers and accountants.

Excellent employment prospects:

AAT certifications are incredibly reputable, recognised and reliable within the accountancy industry. The skills and knowledge learnt from these certifications are real-world vital financial skills that can be easily transferred into job roles and tasks.

Ability to study with full-time work and a family:

Although time and devotion are required if you want to attain study success, AAT courses are flexible considering around your family life, social life, work-life and leisure time. You can receive constant support and supervision.

Value for money:

If you’re able to dedicate time to the qualification fully, you can see a quality investment that will be gratifying and beneficial for your career. Once you have completed your course, you can expect a great job. You can apply for membership of AAT –MAAT.

Course Content

This is Level 4 course the concepts, theories and topics that you cover will be more composite. The AAT Professional Diploma in Accountancy is the ultimate course in your accountancy training. As a result, you will discover advanced skills which will position you to apply for supervisory roles in the industry. There are also two optional units which let you specialize in a particular area. The two topics comprise drafting financial statements and assessing financial performance.

Compulsory Modules:

Module 1 - Management Accounting: Budgeting

  • Learn about the use of budgeting for planning
  • Coordinating and authorizing the activities of an organization
  • Controlling costs
  • Provides skills and knowledge to improve the performance of an organization by setting targets
  • Constructing achievable plans and monitoring results.

Module 2 - Financial Statements

  • How to understand the financial statements of limited companies
  • How to draft limited company financial statements
  • Complying with accounting standards
  • How to make adjustments to the figures
  • Interpret the statements using financial ratios.

Module 3 - Management Accounting - Decision and Control

  • The analysis and assessment of costing techniques
  • How to use costing for improvement
  • The use of numerical methods to undertake analysis of business information
  • Performance to facilitate decision-making processes

Module 4 - Advanced Bookkeeping

  • Record period end adjustments
  • Prepare and record depreciation calculations
  • Produce and extend the trial balance
  • Apply the codes of advanced double-entry bookkeeping
  • Implement procedures for non-current assets

Optional Modules:

The final two units necessary to complete the course will be selected from a set of five options, including:

Option module 1- Business Tax

  • Focus on businesses, limited companies and partnerships
  • Will learn the relevant rules and regulations
  • How to complete tax returns
  • How to provide tax advice

Option module 2 - Personal Tax

  • Will learn the principles and rules that relate to tax
  • How to compute taxable income
  • Work out income tax
  • Manage account for capital gains tax
  • Learn inheritance tax fundamentals.

Option module 3 - External Auditing

  • You will learn the key principles involved in the audit process
  • Will be able to assess the processes and procedures
  • Understanding accounting systems while doing an audit

Option module 4 - Cash and Treasury Management

  • Tax receipts & payments
  • Understanding guideline
  • Monitoring cash flows and formulating cash budgets
  • Checking policies as well as raising finance and investing surplus funds

Option module 5 - Credit Management

  • A grounding in contract law and legislation
  • Undertaking credit risk assessments and awarding credit
  • Techniques to collect a debt
  • Evaluating credit control procedures


There are four compulsory and five optional units from which you must to choose 2. All units are assessed by Computer-Based Assessments – CBAs – 5 units and one synoptic assessment. We are an approved AAT centre and offer a flexible CBAs service on evenings, weekends and weekdays.

Career Opportunities & Progression

Completing our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to evaluate financial reports, reconcile account balances, and maintain general ledgers and more. This will support you to progress into more senior roles and start more senior responsibilities, helping you work to a promotion or a new job role. Additional pathways also comprise working to become a Chartered Accountant, starting your own accountancy business, or taking on a new senior job. New career changes could include:

  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant
  • Senior Finance Officer

Why consider the AAT Level 4 in Accounting Foundation Certificate with Future Connect:

  • Complete coverage of the AAT syllabus
  • Real-life examples to put your education in a practical context
  • Expertly-pitched scope and depth of content
  • Student support throughout your studies
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