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An Accounts or finance assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts or finance assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary depending on the team structure and size of business. An Accounts or finance assistant?s work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and/or purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts or finance assistant can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions.

  • What will I study?

    In this apprenticeship you will be required to cover the following core skills, knowledge and behaviours:


    • Understanding your own role within your organisation
    • General Business awareness
    • Accounting Systems and Processes
    • Basic Accounting concepts and bookkeeping controls
    • Ethical Standards


    • Attention to detail
    • Effective Communication
    • Uses systems and processes accurately
    • Personal effectiveness and organisation


    • Team work
    • Personal development
    • Professionalism
    • Customer focus
  • Who is this course for?

    This Apprenticeship is ideal if you have a keen interest in accounting and finance and have secured employment within that sector or are actively looking for a role in finance/accounting

    An apprenticeship is ideal if you want to;

    • Achieve a qualification
    • Gain valuable work experience and career development
    • Earn while you learn
  • How is the course assessed?
    • Day release once a week for a full year
    • Develop a portfolio of evidence.

    To complete your apprenticeship, you will have to pass an end point assessment ? which consists of a Structured Student Interview and In Tray Test.

  • General info

    Essential equipment required for classroom activities and assessments whilst at College. You will be given a full Kit list on induction

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    After successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress you career within the Accounts industry and go on to complete further AAT qualifications or a Level 3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Applicants will typically hold

    • Level 2

    Four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including Maths and English

    *All applicants will be invited for interview with an apprenticeship advisor and the employer

    • Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
    • In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Admissions Process

    Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments. You will need to bring copies of your certificates for any qualifications already achieved A copy of your CV or application The interview process will include an informal advice and guidance session with one of our apprenticeship advisors in preparation for a formal interview with an employer (subject to suitability for the course and job)