Level Two Accounts/Finance Assistant, Apprenticeship

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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-for-profit 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.

What will I study?

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and banking system
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance
  • Providing basic cost and revenue information
  • Computerised accounting

How will I be assessed?

The AAT qualification is assessed via 6 exams, 1 for each module and a final synoptic assessment. The apprenticeship end point assessment comprises of two parts, a one to one interview using the portfolio of evidence and an in-tray exercise.

How will the course be delivered?

  • Classroom taught sessions
  • Online learning
  • Work based training
  • Progress review visits
  • 1:1 on support

Entry requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements.

What next?

Level 3 Assistant Accountant.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide