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Accounting & Professional Studies

Apprenticeship Standard Accounts and Finance Assistant - B186

Hamilton Campus Flexible Level 2

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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.

Course Details

The content of the course includes: • Aware of elements of commercial law that may have an impact when working in accountancy, such as contracts, data protection or Anti Money Laundering • Can explain the importance of upholding relevant codes of conduct • Can explain different legal entities and organisational structures. Aware of the impact of technology on business and its accounting and finance functions. This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and other off the job related activities.

Entry Guidelines
Ideally you will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
Assessment Method

Apprentices will be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
  • ACCA Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (level 2)
Additional Information

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be presented with further opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.


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Starting 31st July 2021 - Ending - 30th January 2023

REF B186N001

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The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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