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An Assistant Accountant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The broad purpose of the occupation is to support internal and external customers in the administration of their financial and accounting activities. They may work as an assistant accountant in a practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. An assistant accountant helps in the operation of day-to-day financial activities, these may include data entry to month-end management accounts and year-end financial statements, in addition the assistant accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements. These may include the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations. In their daily work an employer in this occupation interacts with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver accurate and timely accounts services. 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:


    • Financial Accounting & Management Accounting & Financial Records
    • Internal Fraud/Money Laundering
    • Taxation
    • Digital Financing & Digital and Data Security
    • Legislation
    • Stakeholder engagement and communication
    • Organisation Strategy & PESTLE & Ethical Standards


    • Attention to detail & Effective Communication
    • Uses systems and processes accurately.
    • Preparation of Accounts
    • Investigate resolve or escalate transactional queries.
    • Stakeholder management & Digital Skills
    • Personal effectiveness and organisation


    • Collaborative and Inclusive
    • Organisation & Ethical and Professional
    • Attention to detail.
    • Embracing Change
    • Wellbeing and resilience & Personal development
    • Professional Judgement & Sustainability
  • 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 to progress in your finance/accounting role.

    The 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 based on the Duties outlined in the Standards.

    To complete your apprenticeship, you will have to pass an end point assessment ? which consists of a Professional Discussion and Multiple Choice 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 4 Apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Applicants will typically hold:

    • Level 2
    • Four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including Maths and English
    • AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting or equivalent

    *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)