• Course Information

    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. 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.

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    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus / Community Venue
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      12 (+3 EPA) months
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  • Overview


    What will I learn?

    Understanding Your Organisation:

    Understand transactional processes of accounting and their use within a finance function

    Accounting Systems & Processes:

    • Understand how accounting systems and processes allows a business to keep track of all types of financial transactions

    Basic Accounting:

    • Aware of basic accountancy concepts and double entry bookkeeping

    • Understands bookkeeping controls

    • Develop an understanding of the differences between Financial and Management Accounting.

    Ethical Standards:

    • Understands corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability within organisations

  • Entry Requirements

    4 x GCSE A*-C / 9-4 including English and Maths or equivalent. You must also have the ability to word process under time constraints.

    Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria. However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.

    Should you meet entry requirements but not hold a level 4/C in English and/or Maths you will need to complete a functional skills course alongside your apprenticeship. As part of the application process you will be assessed to see your current working level, acceptance will be based on this outcome. Your programme duration may be extended to allow for functional skills.

    All information correct at the time of publication but could be subject to change.

  • Employer Requirements

    Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.

  • Progression Pathway

    The AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting is embedded into this apprenticeship. On completion of this qualification learners will be able to perform a range of duties to and have knowledge of:

    • Computerised accounting and cost recording systems

    • Double entry bookkeeping system

    • Financial document processing

    • Journal and control accounts, balance reconciliation and corrections

    • The banking system and ethical issues