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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 4 Accountancy Taxation Professional

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Course Description

PLEASE NOTE - THIS APPRENTICESHIP IS FOR THOSE ALREADY IN, OR PROGRESSING INTO A Professional Accountancy/taxation role.

Job roles include: Assistant Management Accountant, 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.

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.

Qualifications

Level 4 Professional Accountancy/Taxation Higher Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

PLEASE NOTE - THIS APPRENTICESHIP IS FOR THOSE ALREADY IN, OR PROGRESSING INTO A PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY/TAXATION ROLE.

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING/TAXATION APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:


Understand the industries and environments in which an organisation operates, including customer and supplier needs, in order to create and / or validate and / or report financial information.

Understand and evaluate an organisation’s systems and processes and make recommendations for improvement, as appropriate.

Understand and apply professional standards and legal regulations to an organisation’s financial information, and to comply with the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care and confidentiality.

Effectively communicate relevant information across the organisation and to appropriate stakeholders in both written and verbal formats.

Proactively manage their own development and is committed to the job and their profession.

Apply accounting/tax knowledge to consistently deliver high quality, accurate data and information in a timely fashion.

Honest and principled in all their actions and interactions.

Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further education.

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