Professional Accountant Technician

A Professional Accountant Technician Apprenticeship is ideal for those wanting to become an assistant auditor, assistant management accountant, accounts payable, payroll manager or senior bookkeeping or financial officer. You will study for your AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4 and you can focus on either tax or accounting. As you are on an apprenticeship you will gain the technical knowledge you need both on and off the job.

We are re a registered provider of AAT finance courses and our highly qualified, experienced and supportive tutors will provide you with the inspiration, mentoring and knowledge needed to achieve your qualifications.

AAT Accountancy and Finance courses are the leading qualifications in the finance sector. They guarantee a rigorous, up to date standard and are industry focused with a global reputation. They count towards the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). Choose our AAT course and you will be studying for the industry standard.


Successful completion of the Apprenticeship will award a Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4).
Apprentices must also achieve Functional Skills level 2 maths and English, if they have not already attained an equivalent qualification.

Length of qualification

The Apprenticeship is expected to last between 15 - 18 months.

Careers and progression

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 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.

Potential roles from this Apprenticeship could include: Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Officer.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training or other criteria. Most candidates will have Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade C or above), ideally as part of 5 GCSE A-C grades or other comparable qualifications

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Professional Diploma in Accounting