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AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 4

The Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks.
You will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and will gain competencies in drafting financial statements for limited companies, recommending accounting systems strategies and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports.

You will also learn about specialist areas such as tax, auditing, credit and debit management and cash and financial management. Key themes have also been introduced throughout the suite of accounting qualifications, including technology, ethics, sustainability and communication.

The units of study are the following:
i. The mandatory units are: • Applied Management Accounting • Drafting and Interpreting Financial Statements • Internal Accounting Systems and Controls.
ii. The optional units are: • Business Tax • Personal Tax • Audit and Assurance • Cash and Financial Management • Credit and Debt Management.

Course Info

Level 4 - Higher
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Course Length
68 weeks

Entry Requirements

You must possess the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting

Delivery and Assessment

All other units will be assessed by computer-based examination. The key aspects of the main core units of Financial Statements, Budgeting, Decision and Control and Accounting Systems and Control will also be examined in a synoptic assessment once you have attempted all unitised core assessments.


What will this qualification lead to? Once qualified, and having met AAT’s criteria, students can apply for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the designatory letters MAAT after their name. However, the primary and most important outcome of the Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Accounting Technician • Assistant Auditor • Assistant Management Accountant • Commercial Analyst • Payroll Manager • Senior Bookkeeper • Senior Financial Officer • Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor • Assistant Financial Accountant • Cost Accountant • Fixed Asset Accountant • Indirect Tax Manager • Payments and Billing Manager • Senior Fund Accountant • Senior Insolvency Administrator • Tax Supervisor • VAT Accountant