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Assistant Accountant - Apprenticeship (Standard)

Level:
Level 3 Vocational
Course Code:
AB32
Location:
North Devon Campus
Duration:
12 - 15 months


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.

This level 3 apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department helping a business or organisation manage their money properly.

FAQs  

As part of this apprenticeship you will cover all of the following aspects that are required of an accountant:

- Business Awareness
- IT Systems and Processes
- Ethical Standards
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Analysis
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Personal Accountability
- Productivity
- Team working and Collaboration


Your employer will be required to permit you 20% of your employed time doing 'off-the-job training' as set out by the government - this covers elements such as practical training; shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions etc.

College attendance one day per week (term time only) covers some of this and the rest will be evidenced within the workplace.


Details of standard

Overview of the role:
Carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.

Assistant Accountant:
Typical Job titles: Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk

Role Profile:
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.
There is a series of exams in relation to the Diploma in AAT as well as End Point Assessment as specified by the Apprenticeship Standard.
You must be employed in the relevant industry.

You should have grade 4/5 or above in English and Maths, plus three other GCSE qualifications. Alternatively you can have achieved an appropriate/relevant Level 2 apprenticeship.
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.
The apprentice will have full access to the college facilities.
Any requirements for the first session will be discussed with either a member of the enrolment team or the tutor, at the initial point of contact.
Please send enquiries to apprenticeships@petroc.ac.uk or contact our Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.

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