Assistant Accountant Level 3


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 their 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.

Our Aim

About the Course

The Assistant Accountant Level 3 course provides learners with the knowledge and skills such as analysis, communication, producing quality & accurate information, using business systems & processes and problem solving. Our course is expertly tailored to the job role of an Assistant Accountant and will teach you the skills required to assist with day to day financial activities such as data entry and month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. The training we deliver will teach you how to process quality and accurate information by applying business knowledge and ethical standards to real-world practices. The Assistant Accountant Level 3 course creates a concrete platform for professional development within the accounting sector.

Typical Job Roles

Accounts Assistant Purchase Ledger Clerk Finance Assistant Trainee Accounting Technician

Entry Requirement

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.


AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting

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Career Progression

As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths in the Accounting sector including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.


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