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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. This will be performed in order to 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.

Course Info

Subject Area
Course Type
Matthew Boulton College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Course Length
72 weeks

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set the selection criteria however, for entry onto this apprenticeship, applicants must have 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 and above or equivalent including English and maths. 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.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment is via online unitised examinations and two elements of End Point Assessment, one being the completion of a portfolio of work based evidence and the second a final synoptic exam covering all other units. At this level you will also be required to produce a reflective statement or presentation.


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 ACCA, ICAEW or CIMA.