Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship (FBMS)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC36
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 4
Course type Full Time


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. 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/Tax 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.



Technical knowledge

Business awareness

Ethical standards

Regulation and compliance

Systems and processes





Planning and prioritisation

Produces quality and accurate information

Uses systems and processes

Team working and collaboration



Adding value

Ethics and integrity


Professional scepticism

English and maths

English and maths qualifications are a requirement for most jobs and it is important that you are able to demonstrate your ability in these areas.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through on programme assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviour outcomes on-route to final synoptic end point assessment consisting of:

A synoptic end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the on- programme stage and detailed in the standard.

A portfolio and reflective discussion which will comprise of a range of evidence produced in the workplace to show that you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard. The reflective discussion will be a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including English and maths. It is desirable that you have English and maths at grade C or above but this is not essential as Functional Skills are delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme.

You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

Your next steps...

The Professional Accounting/Tax Technician standard allows student registration with a number of UK Professional Bodies in this sector.

Completion of the Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprenticeship may lead to you receiving credits towards the completion of the Professional Accountant/Tax Apprenticeship or Chartered Accountancy/Taxation qualifications provided by the relevant professional bodies.

Completion of the Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprenticeship may also result in credits being awarded towards relevant undergraduate degree programmes.