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Assistant accountant

Carrying out routine financial activities and support for businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £8,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employers.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths

What apprentices will learn
  • accountancy principles - including ethical standards, integrity, professional reputation and transparency
  • business awareness - including adding value, business strategy and customer and supplier needs
  • using accountancy tools and data - including analysing financial data and using payroll, purchasing and sales systems
  • financial accounting and reporting - including accounts preparation, double-entry bookkeeping, taxation and final accounts and reports
  • management accounting - including income and expenditure and planning and control
  • communications - including interpersonal, written and verbal skills for internal and external customers

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers 0 207 856 2567
The Association of Accounting Technicians 020 7397 1765
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.