AAT Assistant Accountant – Apprenticeship

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. The role will involve assisting in day-to-day financial activities, such as data entry to month end management accounts or year-end financial statements. An Assistant Accountant may also be involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns.

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Accountancy
  • Qualification AAT
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length up to 24 months

In this Apprenticeship you will learn advanced financial skills to develop a career as an accountant. You will provide support to internal and external customers and work within the finance function of an organisation.

You will:

  • Develop your skills in finance administration, double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers
  • Master more complex financial processes, including final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, reports and returns, and professional ethics
  • Have access to a team of qualified tutors and qualified accountants with practical accountancy experience

Topics Include:

  • Processing bookkeeping transactions
  • Control accounts, journals and the banking system
  • Basic costing
  • Computerised accounting
  • Working effectively in accounting and finance
  • Accounts preparation
  • Prepare final accounts for sole traders and partnerships
  • Costs and revenues
  • Indirect tax
  • Professional ethics in accounting and finance
  • Spreadsheets software
  • Synoptic assessment

Next steps: On completion you could progress on to the Level 4 Professional Accountant Apprenticeship or into full time employment.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths and
in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.


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Additional Costs

None specified.

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