Course Info

  • businessAndEconomics

Useful Information


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  • Duration:

    18-24 months

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Course Overview

Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will 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.

Some roles include ( but not limited to ) ; assistant management accountant , Expenses supervisor and Payroll manager.

Course Highlights

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.


Knowledge What is required?
Technical knowledge Option 1 – Accounting Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards enable accountants to create and report financial information to the users of accounts.  A Professional Accounting Technician will understand and / or validate the accounting standards for basic accounts preparation and / or the drafting of financial statements. Depending on their role they will also have specialist knowledge in other aspects of accounting, for example management accounting and tax accounting.
Option 2 – Tax A Professional Tax Technician will be required to have knowledge and understanding of the core elements of personal and business taxation and accounting principles. They will be required to prepare tax calculations, prepare government forms, understand and comply with filing deadlines, and document client paperwork. Depending on their role they will also have specialist knowledge in other areas of taxation, for example Business Compliance, VAT, Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates and Corporate Tax.
Business Awareness Financial  information  is  an  outcome  of  an  organisation’s  activities  in  the  industries  and environments  in  which  it  operates.  In  its  simplest  form,  financial  information  reflects  the transactions arising from the purchase and sale of products and services. A Professional Accounting/Tax  Technician  will  understand  the  industries  and  environments  in   which  an organisation operates, including customer and supplier needs, in order to create and / or validate and / or report financial information.
Ethical Standards Ethics  and  integrity  are  fundamental  to  the  role  of  all  finance  professionals  as  they  often independently verify financial information that affects individuals and institutions that are separate from  the  management  of  an  organisation.  A  Professional  Accounting/Tax  Technician  will understand and apply the relevant Ethical Standards to their own behavior and appropriately challenge the actions of others where they do not meet these standards.
Regulation and Compliance Accounting and Tax are governed by a series of standards and regulations which must be applied where relevant.   A Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will be able to understand and apply professional  standards and  legal  regulations to  an  organisation’s financial  information, and  to comply with the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care and confidentiality.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Possibility of Full-time employment or progression into a higher level apprenticeship after successful completion of this course


Assessment is through on and off the job training in

  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English

If you are interested in this apprenticeship you can apply on our website by clicking here via the Apprenticeship Vacancies page.


Entry Requirements

Individual employers  will  identify entry requirements in  terms  of  previous  qualifications, training  or  other  criteria.  Most candidates will have Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade C or above), ideally as part of 5 GCSE A-C grades or other comparable qualifications. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.

How To Apply

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