This accountancy apprenticeship is for those wanting to train on the job and to study accounting to gain an industry recognised qualification.
If you have no bookkeeping knowledge this is the route for you.
During this qualification, you will learn finance administrator skills e.g. double entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles, and purchase, sales and general ledgers and then progress onto more complex finance officer processes e.g. final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. Build on existing accounting knowledge, gain more specialist skills in related areas and gain a greater understanding of the ethical issues involved with accountancy.
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 the 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.
An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a qualification and earn real money. At the end of the course, you can have a nationally recognised qualification.
This course is also offered off-site at St Mellion
What You Will Learn
Bookkeeping Transactions:This unit looks in more detail at the cash book and petty cash book and introduces the reconciliation of control accounts. You will also be required to make adjustments through the journal and re-draft the initial trial balance once adjustments have been made.
Bookkeeping Controls - Deals with documents that are sent to and from organisations, and to code and file those documents appropriately. You will need to know how to make entries in sales, purchases and returns day books, and to transfer those totals, and cash book and petty cash book totals, to the sales, purchases and general ledgers.
Using Accounting Software- This unit is about using a computerised accounting application to input and process data for business transactions including sales and purchases, receipts and payments, and to prepare management and period end reports.
Advanced Bookkeeping- consolidates and introduces new areas such as accounting for non-current assets and using the extended trial balance. You will deal with adjustments for closing inventory, accrued and prepaid expenses and income, and how these are incorporated into an extended trial balance. Provisions for depreciation on non-current assets, irrecoverable debts and allowances for doubtful debts are also to be calculated and accounted for.
Final Accounts Preparation- This unit is concerned with preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships, incorporating elements of dealing with incomplete records, and an appropriate understanding of the principles that underpin the preparation of final accounts.
Management Accounting: Costing- You will develop an understanding of how costs are handled in organisations, and why different organisations treat costs in different ways. You should be able to recognise different approaches to cost accounting and make informed and reasoned judgements to guide management.
Other areas include:
Ethics for accountants
Spreadsheets for Accounting
You will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to the AAT for review and undertake a professional discussion.
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