By studying for this qualification, students will acquire professional accountancy and finance skills that will be useful throughout their careers, including drafting financial statements for limited companies, knowledge and skills in complex management accounting techniques, the ability to analyse accounting systems and their associated controls, knowledge and skills in specialist accountancy and finance subjects. The AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting covers high-level accounting and finance topics and tasks. Students will look at and become comfortable with a wide range of financial management skills and applications, and gain competencies in: drafting financial statements for limited companies; recommending accounting systems strategy, and constructing and presenting complex management accounting reports. If you successfully complete this qualification and fulfil our work experience requirements, you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status.
This qualification comprises four mandatory units and two specialist units selected from a choice of five options.
The mandatory units are:
• Management accounting: budgeting
• Management accounting: decision and control
• Financial statements of limited companies
• Accounting systems and controls. The optional units are:
• Business tax
• Personal tax
• External auditing
• Cash and treasury management
• Credit management As part of the course we provide you resources with Accountext who provide you textbooks and online resources to support you in your learning journey.
You will need a Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) and GCSE English and maths Grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
Once qualified, students automatically become AAT affiliate members and, with relevant work experience, will qualify for full AAT membership, which will allow them to use the letters MAAT after their name. However, the primary and most important outcome of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting is that it can lead to a wide variety of well-paid accountancy and finance jobs, some of which include: professional accounting technician, assistant auditor, assistant management accountant, commercial analyst.