An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominantly either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organization. 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.
Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Synoptic Tests lasting 3 hours which is weighed by 40% assessing:
IT Systems and Processes, Ethical Standards, Financial Accounting and Reporting Management, Accounting Analysis, Communication, Problem Solving, Quality, Accurate Information, Uses systems and processes, Personal Accountability
Discussion about portfolio (evidence collated from the workplace such as, but not limited to, emails, letters, reports, presentations, appraisal information, witness testimonies) weighed by 60% assessing:
Business Awareness, IT Systems and Processes, Analysis Communication, Quality, Accurate Information, Uses Systems and Processes, Problem Solving, Embracing Change, Adding Value, Ethics and Integrity, Personal Accountability, Productivity, Team Working and Collaboration.
Upon completion learner can progress towards degree level qualification at university or degree level apprenticeship.
Learners can also join ACCA, CIMA or other professional accountancy bodies. This standard also, 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
Currently due to COVID 19 we are teaching online learning. All of our classes are conducted through online Microsoft Teams or Zoom. All of our assessments are also submitted through online systems and feedback is provided to the learners. If any learners will need extra support, we will provide 1-to-1 tutorials to mee their learning needs. However, we will move towards campus-based studies upon the government guidelines and needs of our employers and apprentices.