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Apprenticeship

Assistant Accountant

Progress your career in Accounting with our Level 3 AAT Apprenticeship.

Duration

15 Months

Level

Level 3

Career Sector

Financial Sector & Professional Services

Available At

ITEC Basildon

Course Overview

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within a practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Within this role, you will assist in the day to day financial activities such as data entry, month-end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, you could be involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are set by the employer for each vacancy. Typically employers will ask for 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.*

*You will have to take part in an initial assessment to determine your start point.

What will I study? 

  • The transactional processes and support provided by accountancy firms or the accounting function within an organisation.
  • How to enter accounting transactions, perform reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports.
  • The systems and process of the organisation, such as Sales, Purchase and Payroll.
  • Basic elements of double-entry bookkeeping and accounting standards required to process financial documents and report financial information to users of accounts.
  • Current financial standards for basic accounts preparation.
  • How to draft final accounts.
  • How to account for the purchase and disposal of non-current assets.
  • Basic tax principles to apply current regulations to calculate VAT and submit a VAT return.
  • How to gather, analyse and report information about income and expenditure
  • Support decision-making, planning and control.
  • How to effectively record and analyse financial data.

 

Modules

Business Awareness
IT Systems and Processes
Ethical Standards
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Management Accounting

Professional Qualifications +

AAT Advanced Bookkeeping
AAT Final Accounts Preparation
AAT Management Accounting
AAT Indirect Tax
AAT Ethics for Accountants
AAT Spreadsheets for Accounting

Why study with us?

What could I do next? 

You can progress on to Professional AAT Accounting Technician Level 4. 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.

+If agreed with the employer.