CODE: ST0003

          LEVEL: 4

          DURATION: 18-24 months

A work based programme designed for Finance Professionals that provide financial services and wish to progress their career and be able to hold responsibilities such as giving strategic business advice, auditing financial statements or driving mergers and acquisitions.
Professional Accountants use technical knowledge, skills and experience to lead organisations and people to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions.
  • Audit Assurance
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Governance, Risk and Control
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Taxation
  • Proactively seeks to build trusted and sustainable relationships with individuals and organisations
  • Consistently endeavours to support individuals and collaborate to achieve results as part of a team
  • Demonstrates knowledge of key business objectives and measurements of success
  • Builds understanding of different organisations and the environments they operate in
  • Understands and influences the impact of business decisions on relevant and affected communities
  • Communicates in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner
  • Identifies opportunities that can add value for the individual/organisation
  • Identifies ethical dilemmas, understands the implications and behaves appropriately
  • Demonstrates willingness to adapt their approach to assist organisations and individuals to manage their conflicting priorities as circumstances change


B-Skill directly delivers the whole standard through a delivery model that best suits the needs of the Employer. This can include 1:1 in the workplace, day release or a blended learning model that includes face-to-face sessions and distant learning via VLE.
The Professional Accounting/Tax Technician standard allows registration with a number of UK Professional Bodies in this sector. If an employee 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.

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


Helping you to achieve excellence

  • B-Skill Head Office
  • Suite A15, Milburn House
  • Dean Street
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1LE
  •  B-Skill Training Centre
  • Second Floor, The Investment Centre
  • 375 Stanley Road
  • Bootle, L20 3EF