Professional Accounting Technician

Apprenticeship , Level 4
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Course Information


This programme allows students to become a professional accounting/tax technician. With this role, you will have responsibility for creating or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation.


With this apprenticeship you will have met the core requirements that are common to two specialisms – accounting and tax. You will perform this role in-line with relevant ethical, professional and legal standards. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or organisation.

Benefits and skills

  • Developing technical knowledge of accounting and tax
  • Analysing, creating and interpreting financial information
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Producing high-quality and accurate information
  • Working in a team and collaborating
  • Using systems and processes
  • Entry requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Payroll Manager

    As a payroll manager you will maintains payroll information by designing systems and updating payroll records. In addition, you will prepare reports and recruit payroll staff.

    Assistant Management Accountant

    As an assistant management accountant you will be responsible for the management of daily banking and reconciliation. In addition, you will support senior management accountants and assist with month-end accounts.

    Assessment types

    You will be assessed in the workplace.

    Course details

    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 73783-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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