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Finance Assistant - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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Apprenticeship outline

An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business.

An Accounts/Finance Assistant’s work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry.

Accounts/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public Sector, not-forprofit organisations and educational institutions.

Accounts/Finance Assistants may work in-house for an organisation or they might work for accountancy firm, bookkeeping practice, Shared Service provider, self-employed or on behalf of several different clients.

Potential jobs include:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts administrator
  • Business accounts administrator
  • Finance assistant junior
  • Cost accountant assistant
  • Assistant bookkeeper
  • Junior cashier
  • Junior credit control clerk
  • Data input clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • General administrator
  • Bank reconciliation clerk
  • Cash poster
  • Finance administrator

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Clarendon moving to the Adams Building ​This course will be held at the Clarendon campus but will transfer to the Adams Building after Christmas., , The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NG
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

You can start this apprenticeship at anytime but you will start classes in either November or January.

Framework/standard

Finance Assistant - Level 2 Standard

Duration

12 - 15 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements
  • 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 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and maths – one of English Language or maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will need to undertake an assessment in English and Maths prior to enrolling.

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.

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