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Students at the professional diploma level achieve an average yearly wage of £20,940 (2015). As with the advanced diploma, another step up in ability is achieved resulting in a broader set of skills, an increase in confidence and the chance to gain more responsibility in job roles.

Advanced level students can comfortably apply for Level 2 and 3 roles, with the potential to achieve the following positions:

  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Fixed Asset Accountant
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Payments and Billing Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Finance Officer
  • Senior Fund Accountant
  • Senior Insolvency Administrator
  • Tax Supervisor
  • VAT Accountant

Every UK chartered accountancy body will also award exemption from the first level of their chartered qualification upon graduation from AAT Level 4.

Beyond Level 4

After completing the final level, students will automatically gain affiliate member status (average wage £21,875) and will have the opportunity to gain full MAAT membership (£29,925). You’ll be able to add MAAT after you name – an internationally recognised sign of accounting excellency. Full MAAT members can expect higher salaries and, after five years at MAAT status, will be able to gain the highest FMAAT fellow member status (£38,225).

That about wraps up our roundup of the possible career paths and salaries one can expect from each AAT level. As always, if you have any questions, get in touch and we’d be happy to help guide you through your professional accountancy options.


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