Professional Accounting/Tax Technician
Level 4 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

As a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician, this apprenticeship programme will allow you to build on your existing knowledge of accountancy from your Level 3 apprenticeship, or other accountancy qualification.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Assistant Auditor
Assistant Financial Accountant
Commercial Analyst
Senior Bookkeeper
Tax Investigations Officer

Assistant Management Accountant
Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor
Payroll Manager
Senior Financial Officer
Personal Tax Assistant
Business Tax Assistant

Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

18 months


What will you learn?

You will have responsibility for creating, verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information meeting the relevant ethical, professional and legal standards. You will utilise your 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.

This apprenticeship will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain financial statements for limited companies, preparing, reporting and monitoring budgets, analysing and controlling financial performance, personal and business taxation and implementing and improving internal controls and processes.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:


  • Systems & processes
  • Ethical standards
  • Business awareness
  • Regulation & compliance


  • Planning & prioritisation
  • Produce quality & accurate information
  • Leadership
  • Use systems & processes
  • Team working & collaboration
  • Analysis
  • Communication


  • Adaptability
  • Adding value
  • Professional scepticism
  • Ethics & integrity
  • Proactivity

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Your pathway to success

Becoming a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will give you coverage of two areas of specialism, accounting and tax. You will be on a fast track to be a competent Professional Accounting/Tax Technician, on completion of the apprenticeship Standard.

The natural progression after completion of this apprenticeship is towards a leadership apprenticeship or a higher-level ACCA Accountancy apprenticeship.

Your accountancy career with us is just starting, and we can help you get where you want to be. Get in touch to find out more!


Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545


Our apprentices are an integral part of our business and we’re heavily invested in their professional training & development. We’ve seen the positive impact that our apprentices have had, not only to long-term goals of the business but in building their own successful careers.

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