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AAT Level 4 Accounting course

Are you ready to take your accounting skills to the next level? With the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you’ll master a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques. Whether you’re already working in the finance industry or looking to start a new career, this qualification will equip you with the skills needed to excel.

Learning Pro London AAT Level 4 Accounting Course

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AAT Level 4 Accounting course – an overview

With the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you will master a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques. Whether you are already working in the finance industry or looking to start a new career, this qualification will equip you with the skills needed to excel.

In this course, you will learn how to maintain cost accounting records, ensuring accurate financial information and informed decision-making. The comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of financial processes, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis. By acquiring these skills, you will become a valuable asset to any organisation, providing insights that drive growth and efficiency.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting empowers you to handle complex financial tasks easily. You will gain the competencies needed to draft accurate financial statements for limited companies, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. Take charge of financial management with confidence!

This course will explore effective accounting systems strategies, enabling you to recommend systems that streamline financial processes, minimise errors, and maximise productivity. Additionally, you will develop the skills to construct and present complex management accounting reports, providing key insights for informed decision-making. Be at the forefront of financial management and drive success for your organisation with the comprehensive curriculum.

Become a financial analysis and reporting expert! The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting will empower you with the skills to analyse financial data uncovering valuable insights and trends. By understanding the numbers, you will be able to make informed decisions that drive business growth and success.

You will also learn how to communicate financial information effectively to stakeholders. Through the art of presenting financial data in a clear and concise manner, you will be able to convey complex information with ease. Whether you are presenting to management, investors, or clients, your ability to communicate financial insights will set you apart as a trusted financial professional.

We offer this course as:

  • Face-to-face classroom lessons at our London Centre
  • Live lessons from home via Zoom
  • Self-paced distance learning
  • Corporate training at your own location
  • On-demand revision lessons
  • One-to-one lessons
  • Per unit lesson

You learn the following topics.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting course requires five units to complete, from 3 mandatory and two optional units:

Mandatory Units
Organisational planning process
Internal processes to enhance operational control
Short-term and long-term decision-making
Business performance analysis
Reporting framework
Statutory financial statements for limited companies
Consolidated financial statements
Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis
Accounting functions
Internal control systems
Accounting systems and procedures
Impact of technology on accounting systems
Optional Units (choose any two)
Tax for sole traders and partnerships
Tax computation for limited companies
Administrative requirements for the UK tax regime
Tax implications of business disposal
Tax relief and planning
Agents responsibilities in reporting HMRC
Principles and rules on taxation systems
Calculate the UK taxpayer’s total income
Calculate income tax and INC
Capital gains tax
Principles of Inheritance Tax
Audit and assurance framework
Importance of professional ethics
Planning process for audit and assurance
Review and report findings
Forecast for cash receipts and payments
Cash budget and cash flow
Managing finance and liquidity
Ways of raising finance and investment
Regulations and organisations’ policies on cash management
Legislation and contract law on credit control
Assess credit risks and grant credit
Credit control procedures
Techniques available to collect debts

Each unit has a computer assessment. They are all between 2 to 3 hours long. The assessment/exam can be taken whenever you are ready. Currently, the assessments are conducted at an approved assessment centre. Learning Pro is an approved assessment centre for all AAT accounting and bookkeeping courses.

Support and advice at every step

Join Learning Pro for the support and advice you seek and deserve at every step of your course. We are known for support and rated excellent on Google and Facebook!

Study materials

We have access to the best study resources available in the market today. You can choose from Kaplan, BPP or Osborne. They all are available in printed hard copy and online.

Tutor support

Our tutors are highly experienced in teaching this qualification. You get the best possible teaching support and examples to implement the theories into practice and pass your exam.

Career support

We will help you at every step of your study. You will also learn to use accounting software like Sage, QuickBooks and Xero. Writing your CV and preparing you for job interviews.

AAT Level 4 Accounting – key information

Course duration

– 9-12 months
– Full or part-time
– Fast-track available

Exam/assessment

– 5 computer assessment
– 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 hours
– Take when ready: on demand

Entry requirements

– Good level of English & maths
– Computer skills
– Level 3 or equivalent

AAT Level 4 Accounting course – career path

With the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you will master a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques. Whether you are already working in the finance industry or looking to start a new career, this qualification will equip you with the skills needed to excel. The skills developed in this course can lead to jobs as:

Accounts Payable and Expense Supervisor
Assistant Financial Accountant
Commercial Analyst
Cost Accountant
Fixed Assets Accountant
Indirect Tax Manager
Payroll Manager
Payment and Billing Manager
Senior Bookkeeper
Senior Finance Officer
Senior Fund Accountant
Senior Insolvency Administrator
Tax Supervisor
VAT Accountant

After successfully completing the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting course, you can apply for AAT Full Membership (MAAT). If you plan to start your own accountancy practice, you will be able to apply to become an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper. In addition, you can further continue your studies with a chartered qualification such as CIMA, ACCA, and ICAEW. You will receive some exemptions.

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We are experienced in teaching accounting and finance.

Excellent support

We are known for our support whenever you need it.

Individual focus

We will help you become exam- and job-ready.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

With the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you will master a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques. Whether you are already working in the finance industry or looking to start a new career, this qualification will equip you with the skills needed to excel.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting course is suitable for you if you have completed the AAT Level 3 Certificate in Bookkeeping or Diploma in Accounting qualification or equivalent. It is also useful if you are already working in accounting and finance and want to validate your knowledge and skills or wish to change your career or return to work after a break.

If you are self-employed or run a small business, this course will help you understand day-to-day business transactions and make better business decisions.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Profesional Accounting course requires five units to complete, from 3 mandatory and two optional units. These are the following four units:

  • Applied management accounting (mandatory)
  • Drafting and interpreting financial statements (mandatory)
  • Internal accounting systems and controls (mandatory)
  • Business tax (optional)
  • Personal tax (optional)
  • Audit and assurance (optional)
  • Cash and financial management (optional)
  • Credit and debt management (optional)

Yes, the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting course requires five units to complete. Three mandatory and two optional units.

  • Applied management accounting – 180 minutes
  • Drafting and interpreting financial statements – 150 minutes
  • Internal accounting systems and controls – 150 minutes
  • Business tax – 120 minutes
  • Personal tax – 120 minutes
  • Audit and assurance – 150 minutes
  • Cash and financial management – 120 minutes
  • Credit and debt management – 120 minutes

The assessments/exams are available on-demand and can be taken at any time, whenever you are ready.

Each unit has a computer assessment. They are all between 2 to 3 hours long. The assessment/exam can be taken whenever you are ready. Currently, the assessments are conducted at an approved assessment centre. Learning Pro is an approved assessment centre for all AAT accounting and bookkeeping courses.

AAT Compter-Based Assessment (CBA) is available at all AAT-approved assessment centres. Learning Pro is an approved exam/assessment centre for all AAT courses, including the AAT Level 1 Bookkeeping course. We offer these exams Monday – Saturday. For Learning Pro, please visit our exams page to see the details – exam dates, times and fees. CLICK HERE for more details.

With the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting, you will master a range of essential and higher-level accounting techniques. Whether you are already working in the finance industry or looking to start a new career, this qualification will equip you with the skills needed to excel. The skills developed in this course can lead to jobs as:

  • Accounts Payable and Expense Supervisor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Assets Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payment and Billing Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

After successfully completing the AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting course, you can apply for AAT Full Membership (MAAT). If you plan to start your own accountancy practice, you will be able to apply to become an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper. In addition, you can further continue your studies with a chartered qualification such as CIMA, ACCA, and ICAEW. You will receive some exemptions.

Learning Pro has access to the best study materials available in the market. You can choose from Kaplan, Osborne and BPP. These materials are available in printed hard copies and online. In addition, we also have internally prepared handouts and videos to help understand the topics.

We have exclusive online materials for self-paced distance learning programmes. This online-only option has all materials (study text, exam kit, additional lecture notes and practice questions) in the online version.

In addition to teaching and learning the courses, we support you in getting employed by helping you create a professional CV, providing you with career advice and preparing you for job interviews.

You also receive a direct email address and telephone contact number for your dedicated tutor and course coordinator. We are prompt in replying to your emails and answering your telephone calls. Our aim is to help you achieve your career goal!

If you join us for classroom or Zoom (live) lessons, you get full training by a tutor, mock tests, revisions, and unlimited tutor support via email and telephone. We also provide career advice and help with CV writing.

If you join us for self-paced distance learning, we will provide you full study materials (printed hard copies and online) and unlimited tutor support by email and telephone.

You can join us to study this course in the following methods:

  • Face-to-face training at our London Centre
  • Live lessons via Zoom from home
  • Self-paced distance learning
  • Corporate training at your own location
  • 1-ON-1
  • Per unit revision only

Once the fee is paid and the course is purchased, you will receive a welcome email/call from our course coordinator to discuss your study plans (timetable applicable to classroom or live lessons from home).

The classroom and live lessons from home are conducted in the same way. The only difference between the two is that you can join us at our Harrow, London centre under the classroom option or join from home via Zoom under the live lessons from home option.

We conduct these lessons (classroom and live lessons) on Monday – Saturday in the morning (10:30), afternoon (12:30), and evening (18:30). Every alternative month, we start a new batch for this course.

In self-paced distance learning, you can start and study anytime when you are ready. Once the course is purchased, the course coordinator will email or call you to start your studies.

On our website, you can purchase/buy classroom/live lessons from home and self-paced distance learning. For any other options mentioned above, please CLICK HERE to contact us and start learning!

We start a new batch for this course every alternative month for classroom or live lessons from home.

Once the fee is paid and the course is purchased, you will receive a welcome email/call from our course coordinator to discuss your study plans (timetable for classroom or live lessons from home).

We also offer self-paced distance learning; you can start this anytime. Once the course is purchased, the course coordinator will email or call you to start your studies.

You must register with AAT to take the assessment/exam and get certified. AAT registration is a one-off fee, valid for the course’s lifespan (until AAT offers the course). There will be an additional fee for the assessment/exam. The assessment/exam fee is payable to the exam centre directly.

The registration fee for this course is £244/- which is payable directly to AAT. Alternatively, you can pay us, and we will assist you in getting you registered with AAT.

This can be done easily. You can contact us separately, and we will add this to your course fee.

Please contact us, and we can invoice all-inclusive – the course, AAT registration and exam fee in one invoice to your employer.

Yes, we offer interest-free payment plans. Please CLICK HERE to contact us, and we will set up this for you!

The local centre charges the assessment fee and is different accordingly. For Learning Pro, please visit our exams page to see the details – exam dates, times and fees. CLICK HERE for more details.

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