Level Four Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Apprenticeship

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What is the course about?


This apprenticeship standard is designed for those have responsibility for creating, and / or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation.

Suitable candidates will be working to ensure compliance with a range of legal, ethical and professional standards.  They will also be utilising a knowledge of business systems and process in addition to accounting and taxation practice.

The typical job titles associated with this apprenticeship are: Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Officer, Tax Investigations Officer, Personal Tax Assistant and Business Tax Assistant.

What will be studied?

This occupation covers two areas of specialism, Accounting and Tax. A successful apprentice will have met the core requirements common to both areas and one of the two technical knowledge option requirements. A competent Professional Accounting/Tax Technician, on completion of the Apprenticeship Standard, will meet the following knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements. 

The technical knowledge below will be understood and applied according to the relevant statutory and regulatory environment.

  • Technical Knowledge, Option 1 Accounting, Option 2 Tax
  • Business Awareness
  • Ethical Standards
  • Regulation and Compliance
  • Systems and Processes


  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Prioritisation
  • Produces Quality and Accurate Information
  • Team Working and Collaboration
  • Uses Systems and Processes


  • Adaptability
  • Adding Value
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Proactivity
  • Professional Scepticism


Technical knowledge

Option 1 - Accounting


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18 months


Beverley, Bridlington, Employer premises/Location flexible, Hull



Start Date

Flexible start dates