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

To find out more about this course please ring our apprenticeships team on 01305 208709 or email apprenticeships@weymouth.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

GSCE Grade C/4 or above in English & Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths. Functional Skills English & Maths can be completed during the apprenticeship if required and upon successful completion of initial assessment. Applicants will also be assessed individually for suitability. Any other requirements set by employer.

Work placement must be in-situ before the apprenticeship starts. This can be found by either yourself and/or Weymouth College

Course Content

The qualifications you will be working towards for achievement are:

  • Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (not required if already achieved)
  • Level 3 AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Progression

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, 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.

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