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Occupation: Accountancy or taxation skilled

Accountancy  or taxation professionals are recognised all over the world as revered leaders in accountancy, taxation, finance and enterprise. From offering strategic enterprise recommendation to audited monetary statements or driving mergers and acquisitions, a profession as an Accountancy or taxation skilled may be numerous and difficult; it is not nearly placing numbers right into a spreadsheet. Accountancy or taxation professionals use technical information, expertise and expertise to guide organisations and other people to make accountable and sustainable monetary selections. They’re required to behave within the public curiosity and should subsequently keep the very best requirements {of professional} conduct and competency; upholding moral behaviour and integrity always.

Accountancy or taxation professionals present monetary data and recommendation to organisations of every kind and sizes; from proprietor managed companies to multi-national organisations; from personal enterprises to public sector establishments, from entrepreneurs to charities. Examples of roles as an Accountancy or taxation skilled embrace, however should not restricted to, Monetary accountant, Administration accountant, Tax accountant, Tax adviser, Tax specialist, Exterior auditor, Inner auditor, Monetary analyst, Administration marketing consultant, Forensic accountant and Enterprise advisor.


A reliable Accountancy or taxation skilled will meet the next necessities. Given the number of roles coated by this normal, the particular actions which may result in these necessities being achieved might range.


An accountancy or taxation skilled will have the ability to:

Assurance, danger and control

Present a level of assurance that stakeholders can belief data (monetary and non-financial) relating to the organisation, as related to their position. In doing so, they will have the ability to train skilled judgement and think about each dangers and danger administration approaches.

Enterprise acumen

Reveal information of key enterprise aims and measurements of success.

Monetary data

Put together, analyse and interpret an organisations monetary data (each for inner and exterior functions), as related to their position.


Perceive, interpret and apply the laws, requirements and rules that apply to Requirements and their position. This may occasionally embrace, however not be restricted to, accounting requirements, auditing Rules requirements, taxation laws, moral codes and inner rules adopted by an organisation.

Strategic enterprise management and governance

Apply their judgement and make sustainable enterprise selections (together with suggestions for good governance) utilizing monetary and non-financial data. Assist strategic resolution making with significant monetary  evaluation and mission appraisal. Current a balanced conclusion, with supporting  proof, which incorporates inner and exterior elements.


An accountancy or taxation skilled will have the ability to:

Constructing relationships

Construct trusted and sustainable relationships with people and organisations. Persistently help people and collaborate to realize outcomes as a part of a crew.

Enterprise perception

Affect the affect of enterprise selections on related and affected communities based mostly on an appreciation of various organisations and the environments wherein they function.


Talk in a transparent, articulate and acceptable method.  Adapt communications to go well with totally different  conditions, people or groups.

Ethics and integrity

Determine moral dilemmas, perceive the implications and behave appropriately. Perceive their authorized tasks, each inside the letter and the spirit of the legislation, in addition to concentrate on the procedures for reporting considerations over doubtlessly unethical actions.


Take possession of allotted tasks and successfully handle their very own time and the time of others.  Reveal good mission administration expertise to ship prime quality work inside the acceptable timeline. Act as a task mannequin and inspire others to ship outcomes.

Downside fixing and decision making

Consider data rapidly and draw correct conclusions. Assess an issue from a number of angles  to make sure all related points are thought-about. Collect the suitable info and proof with the intention to make selections successfully.


An accountancy or taxation skilled will have the ability to:

Provides Worth

Anticipate a person’s organisations future wants and necessities.  Determine alternatives that may  add worth for the person and organisation.

Steady improvement

Take duty for their very own skilled improvement by in search of out alternatives that improve their information, expertise and expertise.


Adapt strategy to help organisations and people to handle their conflicting priorities as circumstances change.

Skilled scepticism

Apply a questioning thoughts to circumstances which can point out a attainable misstatement of economic data because of error or fraud.


It’s anticipated that candidates will sometimes full the apprenticeship in 36 months however this may increasingly range because of prior {qualifications} and related work expertise.

Entry necessities

Particular person employers will determine entry necessities by way of earlier {qualifications}, coaching or different standards (sometimes A Ranges or equal). 

Qualification necessities

Apprentices with out English or Arithmetic at Stage 2 should obtain this previous to the completion of the Finish Level Evaluation.

Hyperlink to skilled registration

Completion of the Accountancy or taxation skilled apprenticeship will lead to eligibility to use for membership of a number of of the UK skilled Our bodies under, topic to assembly the necessities anticipated by the regulator and/or the related laws the place chartered standing is concerned.

  • The Affiliation of Chartered Licensed Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Administration Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) 
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)


This can be a Stage 7 apprenticeship normal.


The usual might be reviewed after three years to make sure that it’s up to date to mirror employer demand for modifications within the syllabus.

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