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Thu 7 Sep, Thu 14 Sep, ... Thu 16 Nov 2017
09:30 - 16:30

Provided by: Finance Training


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AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting 2017-18

Thu 7 Sep, Thu 14 Sep, ... Thu 16 Nov 2017


AAT Level 4, Professional Diploma in accounting.

Students will be placed on the public day release programme with the external provider

Once you have registered here you will need to complete the application form at the back of the briefing pack. This pack is available on our website The remaining dates will be added once they have been confirmed

Target audience

Departmental or college accounts staff who have completed either AAT Level 3 or AAT Intermediate.

  • Completed either AAT Level 3 or AAT Intermediate.
  • Approval by line managers and Finance Training Manager

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 7 Sep   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
2 Thu 14 Sep   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
3 Thu 21 Sep   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
4 Thu 28 Sep   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
5 Thu 26 Oct   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
6 Thu 2 Nov   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
7 Thu 9 Nov   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
8 Thu 16 Nov   09:30 - 16:30 09:30 - 16:30
Topics covered

Financial Statements of Limited Companies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting frameworks and ethical principles that underpin financial reporting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key features of a published set of financial statements
  • Draft statutory financial statements for a limited company
  • Draft consolidated financial statements
  • Interpret financial statements using ratio analysis
Topics covered

Management Accounting: Budgeting

  • Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Prepare budgets
  • Demonstrate how budgeting can improve organisational performance
  • Report budgetary information to management in a clear and appropriate format
Topics covered

Management Accounting: Decision and Control

  • Analyse a range of costing techniques to support the management accounting function of an organisation
  • Calculate and use standard costing to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a range of statistical techniques to analyse business information
  • Use appropriate financial and non-financial performance techniques to aid decision making
  • Evaluate a range of cost management techniques to enhance value and aid decision making
Topics covered

Accounting Systems and Control

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the accounting function within an organisation.
  • Evaluate internal control systems
  • Evaluate an organisation’s accounting system and underpinning procedures
  • Analyse recommendations made to improve an organisation’s accounting system
Topics covered

Personal Tax

  • Analyse the theories, principles and rules that underpin taxation systems
  • Calculate a UK taxpayer’s total income
  • Calculate income tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions payable by a UK taxpayer
  • Account for capital gains tax
  • Discuss the basics of inheritance tax
Topics covered

Cash and Treasury Management

  • Use statistical techniques and financial information to prepare forecasts of cash receipts and payments
  • Prepare cash budgets and monitor cash flows within the organisation
  • Evaluate the principles of cash management within the context of regulation and government monetary policies
  • Evaluate ways of raising finance in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Evaluate ways of investing surplus funds within organisational policies

Mixture of tutor led and self study with 6 units which are assessed by means of computer based assessments and/or a synoptic assessment


Day release.

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