Professional Accounting Taxation Technician AAT
Level 4 Standard

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Accounting.


Professional Accounting Taxation Technician AAT

Qualification Level

Level 4

End Point Assessment Centre


Instruction Language


Qualification Duration

18 - 24 months

Employer Incentives

You will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022 once applications open in January 2022.


What you can use the payment for
The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.

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Who is this course suitable for?

This is an Apprenticeship designed as an entry-level role into the Accountancy and / or Taxation Sectors. Roles are applicable to organisations of all sizes and to Apprentices in Accountancy and Taxation Practices including finance functions in Private, Public and Charity Sector organisations.

Role Profile (what the successful candidate should be able to do at the end of the Apprenticeship)


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.


These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Assistant Accountants carrying out their roles


  • Adding Value
    Actively engage in the wider business, as appropriate, and look to provide information that positively contributes to influencing business decisions. Continually strive to improve own working processes and those of the organisation.
  • Ethics and integrity
    Honest and principled in all of their actions and interactions. They will respect others and meet the ethical requirements of their profession.
  • Proactivity
    Takes responsibility. Demonstrates the drive and energy to get things done, even under pressure.
  • Professional Scepticism
    Demonstrates an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being alert to conditions which may indicate possible misstatement of financial information due to error or fraud.

Course Costs

Maximum Funding


Non Levy Employer 5% contribution or Employer 5% contribution


End Point Assessment Cost (Paid by Kiwi)



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  • Option 1 – Accounting
    Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of double entry bookkeeping and accounting standards enable accountants to create and report financial information to the users of accounts. A Professional Accounting Technician will understand and / or validate the accounting standards for basic accounts preparation and / or the drafting of financial statements. Depending on their role they will also have specialist knowledge in other aspects of accounting, for example management accounting and tax accounting.
  • Option 2 – Tax
    A Professional Tax Technician will be required to have knowledge and understanding of the core elements of personal and business taxation and accounting principles. They will be required to prepare tax calculations, prepare government forms, understand and comply with filing deadlines, and document client paperwork. Depending on their role they will also have specialist knowledge in other areas of taxation, for example Business Compliance, VAT, Inheritance Tax, Trusts and Estates and Corporate Tax.
  • Business Awareness
    Financial information is an outcome of an organisation’s activities in the industries and environments in which it operates. In its simplest form, financial information reflects the transactions arising from the purchase and sale of products and services. A Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will 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.
  • Ethical Standards
    Ethics and integrity are fundamental to the role of all finance professionals as they often independently verify financial information that affects individuals and institutions that are separate from the management of an organisation. A Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will understand and apply the relevant Ethical Standards to their own behaviour and appropriately challenge the actions of others where they do not meet these standards.
  • Regulation and Compliance
    Accounting and Tax are governed by a series of standards and regulations which must be applied where relevant. A Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will be able to 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.
  • Systems and Processes
    Financial information is created, verified and reported via a combination of systems and processes, such as accounting/tax systems, internal control systems and IT systems. An understanding of these systems and processes is fundamental to an accountant’s ability to perform their role. A Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will be able to understand and evaluate an organisation’s systems and processes and make recommendations for improvement, as appropriate. Depending on their role they may also have a basic understanding of external and internal audit’s function in giving assurance over these systems and processes.



  • Analysis
    Create and interpret information, and show how that information can be used most effectively to add value to the organisation.
  • Communication
    Effectively communicate relevant information across the organisation and to appropriate stakeholders in both written and verbal formats.
  • Produces quality and accurate information
    Apply accounting/tax knowledge to consistently deliver high quality, accurate data and information in a timely fashion.
  • Uses systems and processes
    Understand the systems and processes of the organisation sufficiently, as applicable to the role. Proficient in the IT systems applicable to the role.
  • Problem Solving
    Applies techniques to both common and non-routine problems, analysing where required and selecting the appropriate tools and techniques to produce solutions. Escalates or seeks guidance and support where appropriate.
  • Leadership
    Proactively manage their own development and is committed to the job and their profession.
  • Team Working and Collaboration
    Work effectively in a team and with others, maintaining effective, professional working relationships both internally and externally across organisations.



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Maximum Funding


Non Levy Employer 5% contribution or Employer 5% contribution


End Point Assessment Cost (Paid by Kiwi)




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