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Accounts/​Finance Assistant — Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Apprenticeship outline

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/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting a finance or accounting team with junior accounting duties. These can vary depending on the team structure and size of business. The Accounts/Finance Assistant can work in almost any sector and a wide variety of employers.

The potential job role could be:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Assistant Bookkeeper
  • Business Accounts Administrator
  • Data Input Clerk
  • Junior Cashier

An Accounts/Finance Assistant’s work could include:

  • General administration and accounts support
  • Processing invoices
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Billing and invoicing
  • Querying any pricing errors
  • Bank or Statement reconciliations

The Accounts/Finance Level 2 apprenticeship standard will cover:

  • Bookkeeping Transactions
  • Bookkeeping Controls
  • Elements of Costing
  • Using Accounting Software
  • Work Effectively in Finance

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will gain Accounts/Finance Assistant level 2 standard apprenticeship as well as AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting.

How to enrol onto this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Adams Building Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NG

Day Release

Start date



Finance Assistant - Level 2 Standard


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.

Teaching & assessment

105 minute in-tray test:

  • accounting systems and processes
  • basic accounting

60 minute structured interview of ten questions supported by a portfolio of evidence summary.


Assistant Accountant Level 3

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