Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Level 3) | Weston College

Assistant Accountant (Apprenticeship Level 3)

Introduction

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.

Entry requirements

Ideally you will hold a level 2 Certificate in Accounting qualification to start this apprenticeship or have substantial workplace experience in an accounting setting.

If you are new to accounting, you will complete two internal bookkeeping units at the start of the apprenticeship for the first 3 months.

You will also be assessed to ensure you have the ability to complete the English and maths qualifications at level 2.

Functional skills

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship. If this has already been achieved, then development of further English and maths skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship.

End point assessment

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake the independent end assessment, which will test their skills knowledge and behaviours required for this role.

Qualifications included in this programme

As part of the Assistant Accounting Standard, you will achieve the Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3.

Progression

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 Professional Accountant, Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

Duration

Typically 15 to 18 months

Funding

This apprenticeship is in funding band 9. Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

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