IMAGE Businesses - Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship Levy.jpg


Professional AAT Accounting Technician

Work with an employer, earn a salary and progress to a full-time job or the second year of a degree programme.


24 Months


Level 4

Career Sector

Financial Sector & Professional Services

Available At

ITEC Basildon

Course Overview

As a Professional Accounting Technician, you will have responsibility for creating, and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation. Your role could be within an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are set by the employer for each vacancy. Typically employers will ask for 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.*

*You will have to take part in an initial assessment to determine your start point.

What will I study? 

  • The core elements of double-entry bookkeeping and accounting standards enabling you to create and report financial information to the users of accounts.
  • Basic accounts preparation and the drafting of financial statements.
  • Management Accounting.
  • Customer and supplier needs, validation and financial report information.
  • Legal regulations and how to comply with fundamental principles of integrity.
  • Basic audit functions using systems and processes.
  • How to create and interpret information, and show how that information can be used most effectively to add value to the organisation.



Business Awareness
Ethical Standards
Regulation and Compliance
Systems and Processes

Professional Qualifications +

AAT Financial Statements of Limited Companies
AAT Management Accounting Budgeting
AAT Management Accounting Decision and Control
AAT Accounting Systems and Controls
AAT Credit Management
AAT Personal Tax

Why study with us?

What could I do next? 

AAT is a brand that employers trust because its qualifications demonstrate that you have the practical real-world skills to be successful in business and finance. 

Financial management is at the heart of every business, so demand for Accounting and Finance skills is consistently high across all sectors. On successful completion your options will include:

  • Securing full-time employment in a Business or Finance role
  • Studying to become a Chartered Accountant
  • Entering into the second year of a degree programme at university. 

Employment possibilities include roles such as an Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commericial Analyst, Senior Bookkeeper, Personal Tax Assistant and Investigations Officer.