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Level 7 Accountancy / Taxation Professional Apprenticeship

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What is an Accountancy/Taxation Professional?

Accountancy / Taxation Professionals are recognised around the world as respected leaders in accountancy, taxation, finance and business. From providing strategic business advice to audited financial statements or driving mergers and acquisitions, a career as an Accountancy / Taxation Professional can be diverse and challenging; it’s not just about putting numbers into a spreadsheet.

Duties of an Accountancy/Taxation Professional?

Accountancy / Taxation Professionals use technical knowledge, skills and experience to lead organisations and people to make responsible and sustainable financial decisions. They are required to act in the public interest and must therefore maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and competency; upholding ethical behaviour and integrity at all times. Accountancy / Taxation Professionals provide financial information and advice to organisations of all types and sizes; from owner managed businesses to multi-national organisations; from private enterprises to public sector institutions, from entrepreneurs to charities.

Typical Job Roles for an Accountancy/Taxation Professional

Examples of roles as an Accountancy / Taxation Professional include, but are not limited to, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Tax Accountant, Tax Adviser, Tax Specialist, External Auditor, Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst, Management Consultant, Forensic Accountant and Business Advisor.

Typical Skills & Behaviours of an Accounts Assistant

Build trusted and sustainable relationships, influence business decisions, clear communicator, demonstrate ethics and integrity, take ownership of leadership , solve problems and inform decision making, adds value to an organisation, continuously improves, demonstrates flexibility and implements professional scepticism. 

What Will I Achieve?

  • Accountancy/Taxation Professional Level 7 Apprenticeship Standard
  • One of the following qualifications, as selected by the Apprentice & Employer:
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA)
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 – (If previously not exempt)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 – (If previously not exempt)


An apprentice will typically take 36 months to complete the Accountancy / Taxation Professional Level 7 Apprenticeship Standard.

Working Hours & Salary

An apprentice will usually work between 30 – 40 hours per week and will earn a minimum of £4.15 per hour. This will vary between different employers and criteria of the apprentice.

Career Progression

Following the completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice may wish to consider Senior Leadership qualifications or the Operational / Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard.

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