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Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Level 4 - Higher

Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting 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.

If you are looking to apply for this apprenticeship and are available to start immediately, please follow this link where you will find our current apprenticeship vacancies.

If you are currently in full time education studying towards qualifications and looking to apply for an apprenticeship next academic year, please apply via the button below.

This apprenticeship will meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices.

This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.  Examples of roles as a Professional Accounting Technician include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Study Method – Online and On Campus

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our flexible Online and On Campus model. 

Online, you will study award-winning video lessons, which are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer – meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Practice questions, downloadable lesson materials and interactive case studies help to enhance the learning experience further and learners should expect to spend around 4-5 hours studying independently online each week. 

On campus, you benefit from regular classes with a college tutor – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Your tutor will review what you have learnt during your online lessons and will be on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Regular discussion with classmates will help to reinforce key points while also providing the additional support and motivation that comes from being part of a group. 

For any other information about this particular apprenticeship please contact us via




Matthew Boulton College




Sutton Coldfield College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 84 Weeks

Applicants must have 5 GCSE’s Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English. Apprentices at this level should have a good level of practical accounting knowledge/skills and must have successfully completed a Level 3 accounting apprenticeship or a Level 3 professional accounting qualification such as AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.

Of equal importance are skills like motivation and work ethic, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn.

Classroom knowledge delivery, feedback professional discussion, action planning and skills development/CPD in the workplace.

End point Assessment will be carried out towards the end of the programme by an external organisation chosen by the employer.

Includes a Non-Mandatory Qualification: Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting

Upon successful completion of all elements of this apprenticeship you will be a qualified Accounting Technician and you may wish to undertake additional study towards becoming a fully qualified Accountant with the Association of Charted Certificated Accountants, Institute Charted Accountants England Wales or Chartered Institute Management Accountant.

We work with a range of large and small employers that support apprentices through their journey.

The Level 4 Apprenticeship covers modules in:

  • Technical knowledge – accounting
  • Business awareness
  • Ethical standards
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Systems and processes
  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Planning and prioritisation
  • Delivering quality and accurate information
  • Teamworking and collaboration
  • Using systems and processes

Adaptability, adding value, ethics and integrity, proactivity and professional scepticism

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