AAT level 4 Diploma in Accounting
The AAT level 4 diploma in accounting expands on advanced accounting techniques. It is suitable for people who have completed a level 3 qualification in accounting obtained either in the UK or another country. We will not accept students on a AAT Level 4 course based on experience alone.
All topics on the AAT level 4 diploma use and test knowledge brought forward from the AAT level 3 diploma. eagle are specialises in delivering AAT Level 4 distance learning courses.
AAT level 4 diploma in accounting topics include:
This unit develops and applies knowledge and skills from level three further by focusing on the drafting and interpretation of financial statements of limited companies. It ensures that learners understand what information is required to be provided, how it is to be presented to users of the financial statements and how the rules and principles established in International Reporting Standards apply to the process of drafting financial statements. Learners will also learn how to use performance indicators to measure performance and communicate results by preparing brief reports.
This learning area is about understanding the principles of managing financial performance. Learners will have the knowledge to be able to use a range of techniques such as variance analysis to analyse information on expenditure. They will be able to measure financial performance and make judgements to support decision making, planning and control by managers. Learners will develop skills to enable them to collect and analyse information, monitor performance, and present reports to management.
This topic recognises the importance of financial planning in every organisation. Budgets are an essential tool in planning, coordinating, authorising and cost control. You’ll learn about how to draft budgets and appropriate forecasts for a wide range of activities and circumstances; to agree the budgets with other functional managers, to monitor results against budget and trigger suitable management interventions.
Credit management and control
This unit is about understanding the principles of credit and debt management in managing the granting of credit and collection of amounts outstanding from customers in an organisation. The learner will be able to give advice on the granting of credit, and also the collection of monies owed in compliance with relevant legislation, good practice and organisational policy. The learner will also be able to give advice on the management of debts and on methods which will minimise the risk to the organisation.
The general purpose of these units is to enable learners to understand the impact and significance of taxation on individuals. All sources of income for individuals, such as employment income, capital gains, income from land and property and investment income are covered. By studying these taxes, learners can appreciate the tax implications for their own personal situation, and that of colleagues and clients.
The general purpose of these units is to enable learners to understand the impact and significance of taxation on both incorporated and unincorporated businesses. As accounting technicians, learners will impact on the accounts and finances of various businesses, and should appreciate how those impacts will affect the eventual tax liability that will need to be paid.
This learning area aims to ensure that learners understand the essence and objectives of the audit process and the implications of the regulatory requirements and pronouncements of the professional bodies. Learners will learn about how to contribute to the conduct of all stages of an audit, including planning, gathering evidence, concluding and reporting findings, in accordance with International Standards on Auditing.
Internal controls and accounting systems
This unit effectively summarises much of what you have learnt at all 3 levels of the AAT qualification. You’re required to review an accounting system, or part of, and decide if it’s fit for purpose. Do the controls that exist prevent error and fraud? Will the data that’s produced be relevant, accurate, timely and will it meet legislative requirements. You’ll review if the system is efficient and cost effective too. You’re required to write a report which communicates your findings to management, and makes recommendations for improvement.
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