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Professional accounting / taxation technician

Working as an accountant or bookkeeper for an accounting practice, business, organisations or HMRC.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £8,000 from 04 March 2019
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths.

What apprentices will learn
  • professional finance principles and standards - including ethical principles of competence, confidentiality, due care, integrity, and objectivity
  • business awareness - including understanding customer and supplier needs to create, validate and report financial information
  • using and evaluating accounting and tax, internal control and IT systems and processes
  • planning and prioritisation - including working to tight and changing deadlines and time and resource management
  • communications and collaboration - including written and verbal communications, internal and external networking and team building
  • specialist tax or accounting skills
Qualifications

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 020 70595812
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) +44 0777 358 7528
The Association of Accounting Technicians 020 7397 1765
ICAEW 01908 248250
Association of Taxation Technicians 0844 251 0830
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.