Accounts or Finance Assistant
Level 2 Standard

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in accounts or handling finances.


Accounts or Finance Assistant Standard

Qualification Level

Level 2

End Point Assessment Centre


Instruction Language


Qualification Duration

12 months

Employer Incentives

You will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022 once applications open in January 2022.


What you can use the payment for
The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.

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Who is this course suitable for?

An Accounts/Finance Assistant’s work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry.


Typical Job titles include: Accounts Assistant / Accounts Payable Clerk / Accounts Administrator / Business Accounts Administrator / Finance Assistant Junior / Cost Accountant Assistant/ Assistant Bookkeeper / Junior Cashier / Junior Credit Control clerk / Data input clerk / Accounts Receivable Clerk/ General Administrator/ Bank Reconciliation Clerk/ Cash Poster/ Finance Administrator

Role Profile (what the successful candidate should be able to do at the end of the Apprenticeship)


An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. These can vary massively depending on the team structure and size of business.


An Accounts/Finance Assistant’s work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector. Potential employers include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, Public Sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions.


Accounts/Finance Assistants may work in-house for an organisation or they might work for accountancy firm, bookkeeping practice, Shared Service provider, self-employed or on behalf of several different clients.

These are the personal attributes and behaviours expected of all Retailers carrying out their roles


  • Team Work –Supports colleagues and collaborates to achieve results, Builds working relationships within own team and other parts of the organisation, Be aware of their impact on others.
  • Personal Development – Successfully implements changes that are required, as directed, Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement, Seeks feedback and acts on it to improve their performance.
  • Professionalism – Looks to behave professionally by adhering to the organisational code of conduct, Has a ‘right first time’ approach. Shows integrity in their approach & Demonstrates personal pride in the job through appropriate dress and positive and confident language
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organisation in line with company policy, regulation and practice. Delivers excellent service, identifying and meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

Course Costs

Maximum Funding


Non Levy Employer 5% contribution or Employer 5% contribution


End Point Assessment Cost (Paid by Kiwi)



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  • General Business – Aware of elements of commercial law that may have an impact when working accountancy, such as contracts, data protection or Anti Money Laundering. Can explain the importance of upholding relevant codes of conduct. Can explain different legal entities and organisational structures. Aware of the impact of technology on business and its accounting and finance functions.
  • Understanding Your Organisation – Understand own role within the context of your organisation. Understand transactional processes of accounting and their use within a finance function. Understand what makes a business or organisation successful, through either buying or selling products or supplying services to a market.
  • Accounting Systems & Processes – Understand how accounting systems and processes allows a business to keep track of all types of financial transactions. Know a range of routine accounts reports, reports and their use within the finance function. Understand the basics of internal control within own organisation.
  • Basic Accounting – Aware of basic accountancy concepts and double entry bookkeeping. Understands bookkeeping controls. Understand the cost recording system within an organisation. Develop an understanding of the differences between Financial and Management Accounting.
  • Ethical Standards – Understands corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethics and sustainability within organisations. Understands the importance of the need to keep up-to-date with relevant policies, procedures, regulatory or system changes.



  • Attention to Detail – 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.
  • Communications – 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.
  • Uses Systems and Processes – Utilises relevant office/accounting software packages to input and manage data accurately. Ability to maintain the security of accounting information using passwords and other appropriate security measures.
  • Personal Effectiveness – Ability to organise self, prioritise workload/activity to meet deadlines. Actively identifies team workload problems and offers to support peers where appropriate. Ability to understand issues beyond own remit.



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Maximum Funding


Non Levy Employer 5% contribution or Employer 5% contribution


End Point Assessment Cost (Paid by Kiwi)




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