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Level 4 AAT Internal Accounting Systems and Controls

Course Overview

All organisations must guard against fraud through good control systems. However, many businesses underestimate both the probability and impact of employee fraud. Those working within the accounts department play a pivotal role in guarding against misuse of resources. This qualification is suitable for learners who have knowledge of the fundamental principles of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as cloud accounting and data security. You will benefit from analysing a range of scenarios covering the different accounting systems and applying analytical techniques. This distance learning AAT unit has close links with Level 3 Business Awareness, Level 4 Applied Management Accounting and Level 4 Audit and Assurance. This is a mandatory unit if learners are undertaking the full AAT L4 Accounting qualification.

What is AAT? AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is the world’s leading professional body for bookkeeping and accounting with over 130,000 members worldwide. Their qualifications are developed in consultation with employers and will equip you with the key financial skills modern businesses are currently looking for, plus they are the perfect starting point for a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance.

Key Information

Course Length

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 4 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

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Unit 1

The key aim of this unit is to provide students with the tools to evaluate internal controls and to recommend improvements. Students will learn to identify appropriate controls, assess their impact in terms of cost-effectiveness, reliability, and timeliness, and ensure that all functions adapt their working practices to meet new requirements in an ethical and sustainable way.

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