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Professional Accounting - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

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Apprenticeship outline

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.

This occupation covers two areas of specialism: accounting and tax. A successful apprentice will have met the core requirements common to both areas and one of the two technical knowledge option requirements.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Clarendon moving to the Adams Building ​This course will be held at the Clarendon campus but will transfer to the Adams Building after Christmas., , The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NG
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Framework/standard

Professional Accounting - Level 4 Standard

Duration

18 - 24 months

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

Candidates will have Level 2 maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 9 - 4 (A* - C), ideally as part of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or other comparable qualifications. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.

Assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence through practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio. A behavioural log will be assessed by your employer and you will complete an End Point Assessment in the final 3 months of your study.

Progression

Completion of the Professional Accounting/Tax Technician Apprenticeship may lead to the candidate 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.

Additional information

The Professional Accounting/Tax Technician standard allows student registration with a number of UK Professional Bodies in this sector. If a candidate seeks to become a member of a Professional Body there may be other requirements specific to the relevant Professional Body, which may be taken as part of, or alongside, the Apprenticeship at the employer’s and candidate’s discretion.