ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT - LEVEL 3

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT L3

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practise or within an organisation's finance function. 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 financial regulatory requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

TYPICAL JOB ROLES

 Assistant Accountant / Trainee Accounting Technician / Accounts Clerk / Cashier Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk / Sales Ledger Clerk

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English. However, 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.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING

Training is delivered on-site and tailored to an individual's place of business.

Learners will acquire knowledge of accounting systems and processes, how to enter accounting transactions, perform a reconciliation, correct errors and produce a range of reports using accounting systems. They will understand the organisation's systems and processes, such as Sales, Purchase and Payroll and use relevant office and accounting packages used within their organisation. They will learn the elements of double-entry bookkeeping and accounting standards required to process financial documents and report financial information to users of accounts. They will learn about IT accounting systems, accounting principles and ethical standards and will develop the skills to enable them to conduct financial analysis and reporting alongside, personal development and team working and collaboration

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

■ Synoptic Test

■ Summative Portfolio and Discussion

PROGRESSION

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into several career paths in the accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:

Derbyshire NHS Trust, Brothertons, Charles Wells, Environment Agency, Forum Trust, La Livre, XPO Logistics, Tax Assist, DWP, PWC, KPMG

DURATION: 18 Months

FEES: Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs Employer contribution 5% 19+