What opportunities will this course give me?
Completion of 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.
What will I be learning?
Assistant Accountants 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.
Why is this course for me?
The apprenticeship standard covers the core skills, knowledge and behaviours to demonstrate competency of an Assistant Accountant and covers key requirements to include:
- Accounts Preparation
- Preparation of final accounts for sole traders and partnership
- Cost and revenues
- Indirect Tax
- Professional Ethics
- Business Awareness
- IT Systems and Processes
- Ethical Standards
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Produces Quality and Accurate Information
- User Systems and Processes
- Problem Solving
Apprentices will develop through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis and on successful completion will achieve a L3 Certificate in Accounting after completing an End Point Assessment.
Additionally, unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is expected to be up to18 months.
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment and have 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or higher including English and Maths or be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.
Additionally, applicants must have achieved a Merit or Distinction in their AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in accounting or if they have another book-keeping qualification or previous experience of bookkeeping, they will need to demonstrate a competent knowledge and understanding of double-entry book-keeping and basic accounting functions by obtaining over 85% or more in a short assessment.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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Matt - Accountancy apprentice
A Level 2 accounting course at Eastleigh College whet Matt's appetite for accountancy and gave him the opportunity to gain work experience at a local accountancy firm. The following year he joined the firm as a Level 3 apprentice, and is now well on his way to completing a Level 4 qualification.
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