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Professional Accounting or Tax Technician

Professional Accounting or Tax Technician

On a professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship course, you’ll help work as an accountant or bookkeeper for an accounting practice, business, organisation, or HMRC.

A professional accounting or tax technologist will produce, verify, and analyse accurate and timely financial information inside or on behalf of an organisation to meet relevant ethical, professional, and legal standards.

The work requires ethics, honesty, and an understanding of accounting and tax regulations, which you will learn throughout your apprenticeship.

As a professional accounting or tax technician, you will learn to understand and apply professional standards and legal regulations to an organisation’s financial information and uphold the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence, due care, and confidentiality.

This apprenticeship allows students to join several professional organisations in this area.

What you’ll learn

On a professional accounting or tax technician apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Create and interpret information, and show how that knowledge may be used to provide the most significant value to the organisation.
  • Effectively communicate critical information across the organisation and stakeholders in written and verbal formats.
  • Proactively manage your development and your commitment to your job and profession.
  • Work under duress and adjust to changing priorities. To meet deadlines and change priorities, effectively organise and prioritise time, as well as manage the efforts of others.
  • Use accounting and tax knowledge to consistently deliver high-quality, accurate data and information on time.
  • Understand the organisation’s processes and procedures as they relate to the job.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Five GCSEs, including maths and English, or equivalent.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment comprises two distinct assessment methods: 

  • A Portfolio 
  • A Role Simulation

Duration and level

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Level: 4 – Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 4 Professional Accounting or Tax Technician Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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