Online Microcredential in Business & Management

AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting

Master complex accounting principles and qualify for high-level roles in the financial industry with this diploma from e-Careers.

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    £545
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Advance your career in accounting with an AAT Level 4 diploma from e-Careers

Are you looking to take charge of more advanced accounting projects and advance your career in the financial industry? This microcredential from e-Careers offers the perfect opportunity to elevate your skills and position yourself for success by enabling you to apply for in-demand accounting roles, such as Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager, and more.

In just 12 to 18 months, you can gain the necessary technical expertise and credentials to excel in various senior accounting roles.

On this microcredential, expand upon your accounting and finance frameworks, and learn a range of practical concepts, including including Applied Management Accounting, Drafting and interpreting Financial Statements, and Internal Accounting Systems and Controls.

Additionally, as e-Careers offers a fully supported approach to learning, you will not just have access to their innovative eLearning training platform, you’ll also benefit from their online hub, where you can join Live Online Sessions (including exam preparation and theory classes), request and access Tutor Support, view online Study Books to supplement your eLearning, and read Digital Study Resources (including Kaplan study books, workbooks, and Pocket Notes).

Navigate the complex world of applied management accounting to communicate effectively with stakeholders

On the first of three mandatory units, you’ll learn all about budgetary processes and how these facilitate effective financial planning and control within organisations. 

You’ll be learn to construct budgets and assess organisational performance, both of which are essential components in stakeholder communication.

Draft, interpret and manage financial statements according to accounting standards 

Understand what accounting standards are and gain a sound understanding of regulatory frameworks to efficiently and accurately prepare limited and consolidated financial statements. 

By the end of this unit, you’ll be able to utilise ratio analysis to interpret financial statements. This will prove useful to you as many senior roles will require you to utilise financial data to make informed decisions and provide stakeholders with valuable insights during financial reporting.

Qualify for senior accounting and financial roles by learning more advanced accounting topics

Delve into accounting functions and evaluate internal control systems to recommend improvements to enhance operational efficiency and mitigate risks.

Once you have completed the first three mandatory units in this microcredential, you will have the opportunity to choose from a series of five optional units, including:

  • Business tax

  • Personal tax

  • Audit and assurance

  • Cash and financial management

  • Credit and debt management 

If you want to specialise in taxation, audit, or cash/credit/debt management, we advise you to complete one or more of these optional units, to better equip yourself with the diverse skills required to remain competitive in these areas.

Become Level 4 AAT qualified with e-Careers award-winning model 

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the leading body for professional accountants. It’s widely recognised for setting the standard in accounting qualifications that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the field of finance and accounting. 

AAT-certified professionals are highly sought after by employers across various industries, making it the preferred choice for those pursuing a career in accounting.

By the end of this microcredential, you’ll become a part of a global community of like-minded professionals who apply AAT excellence to drive their organisation and career forward.

How will the skills I learn advance my career?

The skills you learn on this microcredential can be directly applied to real-world challenges and projects in finance and accounting. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to apply your learned skills to more senior-level responsibilities, including legally reviewing financial reports, maintaining general ledgers, reconciling account balances, and more.

The AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting helps open doors to a diverse selection of mid-to-senior level career opportunities, such as: 

  • Senior Finance Officer

  • Senior Accountant

  • Senior Bookkeeper

  • Accounts Payable/Expenses Supervisor

  • Commercial Analyst

  • VAT Accountant

  • Payments and Billing Manager

  • Payroll Manager

  • Cost Accountant

  • Fixed Asset Accountant

  • Indirect Tax Manager

How will I be assessed?

This microcredential consists of three mandatory assessments covering:

  • Applied management accounting

  • Drafting and interpreting financial statements

  • Internal accounting systems and controls

You’ll have the opportunity to complete the following optional exams as well:

  • Business tax

  • Personal tax

  • Audit and assurance

  • Cash and financial management

  • Credit and debt management

To help you prepare for these assessments, e-Careers offers progressive tests and model answers throughout the microcredential. 

Please note that assessment fees are not included in the cost of the programme and AAT exams will be held at exam centres.

What will I receive after completing this microcredential?

Upon completion of this microcredential, you’ll receive your AAT Level 4 Diploma. In earning this qualification and fulfilling the AAT work experience requirements, you will then be able to apply for your professional MAAT status, and start using the designatory letters MAAT after your name.

What skills will you learn?

  • Managerial accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Internal controls
  • Bookkeeping
  • Taxation
  • Audit
  • Financial management
  • Credit management

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

If you're not from an accounting background or haven’t completed the AAT Level 2 Certificate and/or Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, it’s strongly recommended you complete these before joining this microcredential.

Additionally, this course is taught entirely in English, so it’s essential to have a strong understanding of the English language to be able to complete it successfully.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in furthering their career in accounting or looking to transition into management positions.

For anyone working to become a licensed accountant and gain MAAT status, this microcredential may be particularly useful to you.

What you will receive

e-Careers’ industry-leading training platform offers a seamless eLearning experience designed to provide one of the best learning experiences for AAT training. This flexible microcredential offers you Unlimited tutor support, 100% online delivery method, Additional study books and digital resources, Innovative training platform, Community support and an ATT membership (MATT)

World-class learning with e-Careers

At e-Careers, we are committed to transforming the training industry through innovative solutions that fuel professional growth and boost the economy. We are proud to offer engaging, effective, accessible, and affordable programs that address the widening skill gap in our rapidly changing world.

    This microcredential is endorsed by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

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    There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.

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