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Apprenticeship training course

Accounts or finance assistant (level 2)

Maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
12 months
Apprenticeship category
Legal, finance and accounting
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Accounts administrator
  • Accounts assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Assistant bookkeeper
  • Business accounts administrator
  • Cost accountant assistant
  • Finance assistant junior
  • Junior cashier
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • The ability to examine data to identify issues
  • The ability to reconcile data to minimise the chance of errors
  • The ability to plan and review work
  • Recognise and rectifies errors
  • Deals effectively with a range of stakeholders using appropriate communication methods to deliver accurate and timely results
  • Avoids jargon and uses the correct technical terms where appropriate
  • Demonstrates good listening and speaking skills to be able to communicate effectively in the right manner
  • Utilises relevant office and accounting software packages to input and manage data accurately
  • Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other appropriate security measures
  • Ability to organise self, prioritise workload and activity to meet deadlines
  • Actively identifies team workload problems and offers to support peers where appropriate
  • Ability to understand issues beyond own remit

Full information on Accounts or finance assistant (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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