Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Standard

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An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work either as an Assistant Accountant within practice or within the finance function of an organisation. They will assist 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. 

You’ll learn to apply a transparent and objective manner in all actions and interactions to ensure that you meet the ethical requirements of the profession. As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this Apprenticeship will provide you with the foundation for progression into a number of career paths.


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Our expectation is that all Apprentices should already possess English and Mathematics to a GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. However, we will consider applicants without these grades subject to an initial assessment with one of the Apprenticeship Team.

Day Release, one day a week at HSDC for taught lessons and four days at your place of work for on the job training and learning with a monthly visit from your Apprenticeship Assessor.

Typical Course Duration: 21 months & 1-3 months End Point Assessment period.

Apprentices can be taught via classroom delivery, work based learning/assessment, and vocational “on and off the job training”, this is always dependent on the course requirements, the preferences of the business, and the wishes of the learner. 

Synoptic test, portfolio and reflective discussion.

Level 4 Apprenticeship (Professional Accounting Taxation Technician) or other career paths in the Accounting sector including but not limited to: Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller, Payroll Clerk or Tax Accountant.

Opportunities may exist to gain professional accreditation in your chosen field, post completion of the qualification. Your Assessor will support you with information on gaining professional accreditation. 

As we work with Apprentices that are already employed, if you attend our day release programmes you will mix with a diverse range of businesses with Apprentices in the same sector.

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