Grow and develop your Finance team with an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship learning will be with Arch Apprenticeships, rated Ofsted Outstanding.

Find an ambitious accountant that will take your business to the next level

An Accounting Technician apprenticeship is a great way to give someone their next step, while moulding your workforce to your specific business needs.

Accounting Technician apprentices will spend around 80% of their time working for your team. This could involve:

  • supporting managers with administration.
  • creating and verifying financial information for the wider team.
  • leading analysis of accounts, reports, and budgets.

The other 20% will be about their personal development. They’ll tap into our learning community of expert accountants and get the most up-to-date knowledge. They’ll even build their skills in line with your business needs. Who knows, they might teach you a thing or two.

Who’s it for?

This programme is ideal for someone looking for a mid-level finance role. They’ll usually be some way into their career, with a little experience or having already completed some learning.

We can help you find a new apprentice, or you can use our apprenticeship programmes for somebody already in your team.

What qualifications will they get?

  • AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
  • Accounting Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship

Where can you hire an apprentice?

London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol

What we’ll cover

Here are the topics we’ll cover during the qualification part of the apprenticeship:

  • Management Accounting: Budgeting
  • Management Accounting: Decision and Control
  • Financial Statements of Limited Companies
  • Accounting Systems and Controls

What’s needed to get started

  • English and Maths GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above (or equivalent) and preferably a total of five GCSEs 
  • Must not have been in accounting role for more than 2 years 
  • AAT Advanced Certificate in Accounting or a minimum of two of more A levels, including Maths, or another relevant level 3 apprenticeship where strong Maths skills are also demonstrated 
  • Typically, learners have worked in accountancy for less than 12 months.
  • Learners must meet all eligibility checks

How does the apprenticeship work?

An apprenticeship is a combination of a full-time job with training for a current or new employee in your business.

Their working time will be split 80/20: 80% of their working time will be spent with you, carrying out their day-to-day responsibilities, while 20% of their time will be ‘off-the-job’ and spent working towards their apprenticeship qualification.

What counts as off-the-job training and how is the 20% measured?

Off-the-job training can include:

  • Work spent on their apprenticeship qualification
  • Face to face/virtual classroom training
  • Any employer training
  • Mentoring
  • Work spent on their reflective journal
  • Shadowing other teams
  • Attending industry events

Your apprentice, their Learning & Development Coach, and their line manager will have an off-the-job tracker they can use to record and track this.

How is the training delivered?

The apprentice studies towards their qualification online, and is supported by face-to-face visits from their Learning and Development Coach.

We deliver training in blocks to try and limit disruption, so you won’t have someone leaving the office one day a week.

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprenticeships are now funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Businesses with an annual payroll of over £3 million pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into a digital account. The funds can then only be used on approved apprenticeship training.

What’s the benefit of hiring apprentices?

Apprentices bring great value to a business. Rather than searching for existing talent that fits your business, they give you the chance to actively shape the next generation so they can bring the skills your business needs.

The numbers back us up: 76% of employers have said that productivity has improved, and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.*