An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will likely work either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation.
The potential job role could be:
- Assistant Accountant
- Trainee Accounting Technician
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Purchase Ledger Clerk
- Sales ledger clerk
An Assistant Accountant’s work could include:
- Assisting in the preparation of tax computations
- Processing sales and purchase ledger invoices
- Month end management accounts
- Yearend financial statements
- Preparation of monthly journals, accruals and prepayments
- Completion of VAT returns
The apprenticeship standard will cover:
- Advanced Bookkeeping
- Final Accounts Preparation
- Management Accounting: Costing
- Indirect Tax
- Ethics for Accountants
- Spreadsheet for Accounting
At the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain the Assistant Accountant level 3 standard apprenticeship, as well as AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting.
Study Method – Online and On Campus
We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this apprenticeship through our Online and On Campus model. Apprentices will attend college once a week and will study online materials during allotted time at work.
Online lessons can be accessed at any time, using a mobile, tablet or desktop - meaning apprentices can fit their study around work commitments, minimising disruption in the workplace. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.
On campus, apprentices benefit from face-to-face classes at college with an experienced tutor. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and discussion encourage apprentices to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.
This modern, flexible approach to apprenticeship training empowers learners, minimises disruption to employers, and delivers tangible results in the workplace.
|Study location||Adams Building Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NG|
Assistant Accountant - Level 3 Standard
18 - 24 months
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
You will also need 5 GCSEs, including Maths at grade 9 - 4 (A* - C) and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
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