Professional Accounting Technician Level 4


Course Overview

Our Level 4 Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician programme is at the forefront of developing industry-leading accountants. Professional Accounting Technician Apprentices will have responsibility for creating and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information which meets relevant ethical, professional and legal standards.

During the programme, Apprentices will utilise their knowledge of accounting processes to keep their employers business at the forefront of changes. In this programme, Apprentices are given the choice to focus on either accounting or tax which will teach them the core aspects of accountancy, including: Business Awareness, Ethical Standards, Regulations and Compliance and Systems and Processes.

Modules

Module One

Management Accounting: Budgeting

In this module, the participant will identify budgetary responsibilities and accountabilities. They will also learn about behavioural aspects of budgeting, forecasting and preparing budgets.

Module Two

Management Accounting: Decision & Control

Participants will learn how to use relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data, design and structure spreadsheets to meet customer needs and use tools to prepare and report accounting information.

Module Three

Financial Statements for Limited Companies

In this module, participants will demonstrate an understanding of internal reporting, differentiate between cost classifications for different purposes and record and calculate overhead costs.

Module Four

Accounting Systems and Controls

Participants will gain an understanding of accountancy systems and controls and be able to evaluate an organisation’s systems.

Additional Module

Credit Management

This module is about understanding and applying the principles of effective credit control in an organisation. Participants will gain knowledge of these in relation to legislation, contract law, best practice and ethics.

Additional Module

Cash and Treasury Management

This module covers the skills and knowledge needed to identify the movement of cash within a business.

Additional Module

Business Tax

This module introduces the employee to UK taxation relevant to businesses. It is about the computing of business taxation, preparation of tax returns and how taxation has an impact on the running of a business for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Additional Module

Personal Tax

This module provides the underpinning knowledge theory on taxation and explores the key aspects of taxation that affect UK taxpayers. The participants will learn how to account for income tax, National Insurance (NI), capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Learning & Assessment

As part of this programme, Apprentices will have a dedicated 3aaa Assessor who will coach them as they acquire and develop their technical knowledge, skills and behaviours through a process of continuous self-improvement, while adhering to high standards of professionalism and quality.

Apprentice or Employer?

Become an Apprentice

Are you eligible?

To be accepted into the 3aaa Apprenticeships’ applicant pool, you must hold 5 GCSEs (graded A* to C or 9 to 5) or equivalent. Accounting qualification equivalent to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

This must include English and Maths and you must demonstrate a proven passion for accountancy.

Typical Job Roles

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Assistant Management Accountant

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Business and Finance Administrator

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Expenses Supervisor

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Commercial Analyst

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Senior Bookkeeper

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Accounts Payable Supervisor

Want to begin your career within the Accountancy sector? Why not apply today?

Vacancies near you

Beth explains how her Accounting Apprenticeship at with Smith Cooper’s in Derby has helped her grow in confidence and learn the basics of being an accountant whilst she learns the theory with 3aaa Apprenticeships.

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Hire an Accounting Technician Apprentice

Hiring an Professional Accounting Technician Apprentice will support your business’s accounting needs, providing internal and external support.

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your business or you can up-skill your existing employees. If the Apprentice is under 19 and your business has less than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute 10% towards the cost of the training.

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Match & Fill process

With our Match and Fill recruitment service we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential candidates to ensure you only interview the most appropriate people for your specific role – all free of charge.

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National Insurance Contribution rebate for Apprentices

Did you know that you could claim back the National Insurance Contributions for your Apprentices depending on their age? If your business has hired an Apprentice since 6th April 2016, who is aged under 25 and is enrolled on an Apprenticeship, you can claim back your National Insurance Contributions for them. Depending on the salary of your Apprentice, this could amount to a significant saving. By changing your employer contribution category for Apprentices who meet these criteria you will save your business money.

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Typical Job roles

Become a…

Commercial Analyst

Become a…

Senior Bookkeeper

Become a…

Assistant Management Accountant

Become a…

Business and Finance Administrator

Become a…

Expenses Supervisor

Become a…

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Want to know more about our Professional Accounting Technician programme? Contact us today?

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