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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 £8,000 per apprentice.
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
The Association of Accounting Technicians 020 7397 1765
NCFE/CACHE
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 020 70595812
DSW Consulting
ICAEW 01908 248250
Association of Taxation Technicians 0844 251 0830
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) +44 0777 358 7528
More Information

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