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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)

What is the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting

This AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) qualification builds on the knowledge you’ve gained through the AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, opening options to do a Chartered or Management Accounts qualification.

Throughout this qualification you will learn about managing budgets and evaluating financial performance, drafting financial statements, and have the option to study specialist units like business and personal tax.

Once you have successfully completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) and fulfilled the AAT work experience requirements, you will be able to apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status. Then you will be able to use the initials MAAT after your name.

We are incredibly honoured to announce that we've been shortlisted for the ‘AAT Distance Learning Training Provider of the Year award 2020!'

As with all our AAT courses, the AAT membership is included, saving you £147! Gain an AAT accredited qualification. Enrol today! 

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Includes AAT Membership
  • Freedom & flexibility to learn in your own time
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Books
  • Exams: Available via Awarding Body
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Includes AAT Membership
  • Freedom & flexibility to learn in your own time
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
Course Details

Who is the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting suitable for? 

This course is available for anyone looking to further their career in accounting and considering moving into more senior roles, or looking to take on management responsibility.

If you’ve followed the AAT course pathway to this point you will now be on your way to completing the full “AAT Journey”. Having this qualification on your C.V will demonstrate your focus on personal development and your commitment to the accounting profession.

If you're not from an accounting background or have not completed AAT Level 2 Certificate & Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, we would advise you to start there before progressing to this level (unless you have suitable accounting work experience). 

How will this AAT course advance my career?

Completing our AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to review financial reports, maintain general ledgers, reconcile account balances and more. This will enable you to progress into more senior roles and undertake more senior responsibilities, helping you work towards a promotion or a new job role.

Additional pathways also include working towards becoming a Chartered Accountant, starting your own accountancy business, or taking on a new senior job.

New career opportunities could include:

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

What can I expect from a job in Accounting?

At this level, you will be very comfortable working on higher level accounting tasks required of a Finance Officer or Senior Accountant, where responsibilities may include:

  •    Reviewing financial reports
  •    Reconciling account balances and bank statements
  •    Maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures
  •    Managing cash controls
  •    Producing error-free accounting reports and presenting results

Salaries vary by industry, sector and role; however, industry averages range between £32,500 and £42,500 a year, with some companies offering above £60,000 a year, at this level.

Why study this AAT qualification with e-Careers

If you’re looking to complete this Level 4 Professional diploma through an award-winning, recognised company that embodies professionalism and support, e-Careers is here for you! However, we offer so much more. Other benefits include:

  •    Course delivered via physical textbooks
  •    Mock exams and practice assessments
  •    Includes AAT Membership worth £143
  •    Continued tutor support throughout the duration of your course
  •    Interest free payments

Contact us today to get enrolled in this accounting course and move closer to becoming a qualified, accounting professional.

AAT Syllabus - What's covered in the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4)?

The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) is made up of four mandatory modules; an assessment, and a choice of five optional modules. You’ll need to complete all the mandatory modules and two of the five optional modules, in order to complete the course.

It’s best to complete the mandatory modules first, before deciding which optional modules you'll want to study. Should you want to specialise in tax, you’ll want to consider waiting until you have most of the new year ahead of you, before requesting the textbooks, as tax changes year-on-year and you don't want to have an out-of-date textbook.

We include the study text so that you have everything you need to study, including textbooks and exam revision kits, so that you can test yourself at home and be sure you’re fully prepared for the exam.

As this course is delivered via textbook, your course will never expire, meaning you can take the exams when you’re ready.

Mandatory modules and assessment

  •    Mandatory Module 1 - Management Accounting: Budgeting
  •    Mandatory Module 2 - Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  •    Mandatory Module 3 - Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  •    Mandatory Module 4 - Accounting Systems and Controls
  •    Mandatory Assessment - Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment

Optional modules

  •    Optional Module 1 - Business tax
  •    Optional Module 2 - Personal tax
  •    Optional Module 3 - External auditing
  •    Optional Module 4 - Cash and Treasury Management
  •    Optional Module 5 - Credit Management

AAT Exams Update - COVID-19

Pearson VUE-owned test centres will be following the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting testing candidates and their staff. Candidates are asked to comply with the health and safety guidelines outlined below to keep fellow candidates safe. (Face masks are now required while testing at Pearson VUE-owned test centres).

What you need to know

You will not be admitted to the test centre and should reschedule your exam if:

You have tested positive for COVID-19 (unless you have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine and at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure, or you have received two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, 24 hours apart)

You are currently experiencing or have experienced one or more associated symptoms within the last fourteen (14) days (unless You have been symptom-free and fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine):

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

You live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (unless at least 14 days have passed since your last exposure).

Have been or are under home quarantine or centralized observation by government or healthcare authorities (unless at least 14 days have passed since your quarantine or centralized observation has been lifted by the government or healthcare authorities).

Synoptic windows revised

Synoptic window dates have now been confirmed for the remainder of the year and include additional dates to help with planning and potential capacity issues due to social distancing restrictions. Full details can be found here.

In summary, these are:

Advanced Diploma in Accounting - Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Synoptic

– week commencing 13 July, 20 July, 17 August, 14 September, 12 October, 7 December

Professional Diploma in Accounting - Level 4 (Level 8 in Scotland) Synoptic

– week commencing 6 July, 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 14 December

Level 2 synoptic assessments

In agreement with Ofqual, the UK qualifications regulator, the AAT has announced the intention to issue calculated results for eligible students studying the Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) and Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business (Level 2).

Results will be issued to students on 13 August and, because of this exercise, we are unable to make the Level 2 synoptic assessment available until after these results are released.

The next Level 2 synoptic window will start in the week commencing 17 August.

Full details on the revised synoptic windows can be found here.

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