Accounting/Finance Assistant (Level 2 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR2UAA (APPO)|
Who is it for?
Within this Accountancy Apprenticeship there are various job roles which would be applicable such as;
Accounts Assistant - Maintain relevant financial records (both manual and computerised) and ensure the proper handling and control of all cash transactions.
Accounts Clerk - Performs any combination of the following; calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.
Cashier - A Cashier is responsible for maintaining outstanding customer service as per company standards, processing sales quickly, accurately and efficiently, cash register operations and safeguarding company assets.
Credit Control Clerk - Maintaining a number of sales ledger accounts, with involvement in the entire ledger process, from assisting new customers for credit limit, through to debt collection and cash allocation.
Finance Assistant - Duties may include accruals and prepayments, assisting in the processing of financial transactions and in the provision of financial information and production of monthly income cost reports.
Purchase Ledger Clerk - Duties may include generating internal invoices to authorise payments, coding and checking invoices, working out any additional VAT payments on top of the basic costs, paying out money via BACS or by cheque, checking and reconciling supplier statements and filing invoices and statements.
Sales Ledger Clerk - Duties may include setting up new clients, producing invoices and chasing up outstanding debts.
In order to complete this accounting Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in Maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.
What does the course involve?
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As part of the accountancy Apprenticeship Standard, if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English at grades 9-4, you will also be required to study towards your functional skills Level 2.
How is the course assessed?
This accountancy Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road Campus on a day release basis once a week with exams throughout the year. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will be covered at College in a block week release. In addition, you will be expected to produce a portfolio of work-based evidence which is reviewed in the workplace every 12 weeks with the College and your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to carry out your role effectively.
Typically, this accountancy Apprenticeship will take 12 months to complete.
What do I do next?
Level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting
I wanted to change my career and went to work with D.R.E & Co. Chartered Accountants, who put me onto this course to get all my qualifications. After I have finished studying at SCG I will do my charter training at university. This is a widely recognised qualification that you need if you want to be a Junior Accountant.
I enrolled on the part-time AAT bookkeeping course as a mature student and have found the teaching staff here superb as you get a lot of life experience from industry trained teachers.
Are you an employer?
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