An Accounts assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. They are responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business.
The 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 assistant can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions.
This qualification will prepare you for junior and entry-level accounting roles. It delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software
On programme qualifications:
Accounts Assistant L2 Apprenticeship
Foundation Certificate in Accountancy L2
Possible progression routes:
Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship L3
Possible job roles:
Accounts / Finance Assistant
Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
Applicants are required to have Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE Grades 9-4 / A-C). Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance. An interview will take place.
- AAT Lv2 Foundation Certificate in Accountancy
- End Point Assessment
- Knowledge In-Tray Test
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Professional Discussion underpinned by Portfolio
- Bookkeeping Controls and Transactions
- Accounting Systems and Processes
- Basic Accounting
- Ethical Standards