Accounting and Finance Level 4

Course code: OBS036
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Boost your knowledge of accounting and finance from home and achieve a Level 4 in Accounting and Finance.

  • Develop your knowledge of how to look at accounting from a business perspective and understand how accounting can help management to make decisions.
  • Learn more about the basics of accounting and the budgetary controls available such as developing budgets for each department.
  • Understand how to assess the financial performance of an organisation can be assessed.
  • Study commonly used financial ratios such as liquidity, solvency and gearing, as well as how they can be used to determine the financial efficiency.
This course is only available to study online.
Course Overview

This level 4 course gives you the equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their accounting and finance knowledge.
  • Learners that want to go onto university and further learning.
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in accounting, finance or bookkeeping.

This course provides you with the equivalent skills and education of the first two years of an undergraduate degree, at a pace that suits you.

Join over 90,000 other students who chose to improve their education and boost their employability through distance learning.

Course Duration

Up to five years.

Course Outcome

You will receive an ATHE Level 4 in Accounting and Finance.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age and have completed secondary education.


Online assessments and written assignments.

Course Content



  • Explore external issues that may affect the business such as economics, nature, competition and international dimensions.
  • Study key areas of accounting from a business perspective, as well as how accountancy can inform and guide decisions made by management.
  • Understand the importance of managing resources and how they can help the organisation to achieve significant gains.
  • Improve your knowledge of numeric exercises and how they can be used within the context of the business.
  • Learners will understand accounts and how they can provide valuable insights into the health of the business.
  • Explore the methods of financial control using budgets, including developing and implementing departmental budgets which are then combined to form a master budget.
  • Understand how financial performance can be assessed in organisations, including the use of financial statements and accounting standards.
  • Learn more about the application and meaning of commonly used financial ratios.
  • Study the preparation and presentation of the three financial statements.
  • Improve your knowledge of how to determine financial efficiency, including debt repayment capacity and investment appraisals to assess the future financial success of the organisation.