AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting

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A perfect progression if you’ve already completed Levels 2 and 3, or you’re at a more advanced stage in your career and want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job. The skills necessary for a ‘finance team leader’ role: complex management accounting tasks; general management skills; drafting financial statements; specialisation in specific subject areas.

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting - Home study / Distance learning

The AAT level 4 covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditin…

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A perfect progression if you’ve already completed Levels 2 and 3, or you’re at a more advanced stage in your career and want a qualification to give you the confidence and proof that you have the skills to do the job. The skills necessary for a ‘finance team leader’ role: complex management accounting tasks; general management skills; drafting financial statements; specialisation in specific subject areas.

Level 4 Diploma in Accounting - Home study / Distance learning

The AAT level 4 covers higher level accounting tasks, including drafting financial statements, managing budgets and evaluating financial performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas from tax to auditing and credit control with the optional units.

Once you’ve achieved this level, you’ll be awarded the AAT Accounting Qualification. With evidence of one year’s past relevant work experience you’ll be able to apply to become a full member of AAT and use the letters MAAT after your name.

Financial Statements Computer based test To develop students’ knowledge so that they are able to understand the regulatory and conceptual frameworks which underpin the preparation of limited company financial statements.To develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they able to understand and apply International Financial Reporting Standards and relevant legislation in the drafting of financial statements of single limited companies and consolidated financial statements to develop students’ knowledge and skills so that they are able to analyse and interpret the financial statements of limited companies using ratio analysis. Budgeting Computer based testPrepare forecasts of income and expenditure.Prepare budgets.Assess the impact of internal and external factors on budgets.

Use budgetary control to improve organisational performance.

Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format.

Financial performanceComputer based testCollate and analyse cost information from various sources.Be able to use standard costing to analyse performance.Be able to use appropriate techniques to measure performance and manage costs.

Make suggestions for improving financial performance by monitoring and analysing information.

Prepare performance reports for management

Internal control and accounting systemsAAT e-delivered project orcase studyUnderstand the role of accounting within the organisation.Understand the importance and use of internal control systems.Evaluate the accounting system and identify areas for improvement.

Conduct an ethical evaluation of the accounting systems.

Conduct a sustainability evaluation of the accounting system.

Make recommendations to improve the accounting system.

Optional units – you will be required to choose 2 from the following:

Cash management Computer based testUse statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of income and expenditure.Prepare cash budgets.Use cash budgets to monitor cash flow within the organisation.

Manage cash balances effectively.

Raise finance in accordance with organisational requirements.

Invest surplus funds observing organisational policies.

Credit controlWorkplace evidence or Computer based testUnderstand relevant legislation that impacts upon credit management.Use information from a variety of sources to grant credit to customers within organisational guidelines.Use a range of techniques for the collection of debts.

Monitor and control the supply of credit.

Personal taxComputer based testDemonstrate an understanding of legislation and procedures relating to personal tax.Understand the current taxation principles of income from employment, investment income, property income and capital gains tax.Calculate income from all sources and apply relevant allowances, deductions and reliefs to prepare accurate income tax computations.

Calculate the income tax liability of an individual.

Calculate the capital gains tax liability of an individual.

Prepare accurate computations and complete sections of relevant tax returns.

Business taxComputer based testUnderstand the impact of legislation and legislative changes.Understand tax law and its implications for Unincorporated businessesUnderstand tax law and its implications for incorporated businesses

Understand how to treat capital assets

prepare the relevant pages of a tax return for an Unincorporated business and accurately

produce the computations to support this

Correctly complete corporation tax returns with all supporting computations for incorporated businesses.

External auditingComputer based testIn the External Auditing unit students develop an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements relating to external audit engagements and how the external audit process meets those requirements. Students should demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of assurance, internal

controls within accounting systems, the different types of audit evidence and the use of interview and

listening skills. Students should understand the role of materiality and risk assessment in the external

audit process.

Premier Training is very excited to launch our new students online personal Premier Training Account (MyPTA). Everything a student needs to study is right at their fingertips such as:

  • Tutor and course advisor contact details
  • Study books online
  • Personal timetable
  • Access to online assignments
  • Revision tools, help guides and extra e-learning tests
  • Updates and news
  • Important information such as your AAT registration and student ID numbers

With this new resource students can fast track their AAT course effectively. Each student will be provided with their personal login username and password upon enrolment and can start studying within an hour of enrolling!

Premier Training will provide each student with:

  • Experienced and qualified personal tutor with instant and direct access during opening times
  • Personal course advisor for extra guidance and support
  • All the study manuals specifically covering the syllabus of the AAT qualification (both online and delivered to your home)
  • Work books for selected units with varied practice activities for revision and exam success
  • Answers to the workbook activities
  • Wise Guides to reinforce your learning and to help you prepare for the online assessment concentrating on the specific areas of difficulty (for selected units on level 2 only)
  • Three online assignments and one mock exam per unit promptly marked by the tutors and comprehensive tutor feedback provided
  • Extra 20 interactive online tests per unit
  • Supplementary questions written by the tutor if required
  • You will also have your own MyPTA containing revision tools, guidance notes and study aids and audio presentations etc
  • Quick Step Guide with clear and concise step by step instructions to guide you through each step of the way through the course
  • Personal timetable to structure your whole course work for you keeping you motivated and on track so you simply follow the order of the dates

Course Fees Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (Including Sage Accounts)£615Level 3 Diploma in Accounting£649Level 4 Diploma in Accounting£699Postage & Packaging (Per level)£17Postage & Packaging (per level) Overseas£49

*Please note the overseas P&P of £49 is a quote and we will confirm the final amount of P&P due when the delivery address has been confirmed.

The AAT course fee and P&P can be paid by four equal monthly instalments at no extra charge and the first instalment will get you started immediately (UK students only).

Additional fees to remember

Please note that in order to achieve the AAT qualification you will need to join the AAT as a student member. The following items are not included in your course fees:

AAT Admission Fee £39.00     AAT Annual Subscription £84.00           Examination fees*:     Level 2 Certificate Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam Level 3 Diploma Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam Level 4 Diploma Fees vary between approximately £45-£65 per exam   *Exam fees vary depending on the exam centre.

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