An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation.
Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements.
In addition the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.
Potential jobs include:
- Assistant accountant
- Trainee accounting technician
- Accounts clerk
- Cashier finance assistant
- Purchase ledger clerk
- Sales ledger clerk
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You can start this apprenticeship at anytime but you will start classes in either November or January.
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.
You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests will be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment.
As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.