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AAT Level 3 Assistant Account

AAT Level 3 Assistant Account

The new Accounting Apprenticeship Standards detail the knowledge, skills and behaviours that need to be accomplished by the Apprentice.

Duration: The length of the programme is approximately 15-18 Months.

Qualification: Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accountancy

Details of standards

The qualification provides you with the required skills to undertake the role of an Assistant Accountant.  You will be working alongside professionals in an accounting environment where you will gain experience of assisting in day to day financial activities.  You will be provided with the practical, technical and professional skills required to prepare yourself for business.

This qualification is aimed at learners with experience and knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and builds on the skills developed at Level 2.

You will cover the following knowledge:

  • Business awareness
  • IT systems and processes
  • Ethical standards
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Management accounting

The skills covered:

  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Producing quality and accurate information
  • The use of systems and processes
  • Problem solving

Behaviours assessed:

  • Embracing change
  • Adding value
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Personal accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team work and collaboration

Progression routes

Typically the roles that you could get involved with after completion of this qualification are as follows:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Trainee Accounting Technician
  • Accounts clerk
  • Cashier
  • Finance Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Sales Ledger Clerk

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