Accounts /Finance Assistant Level 2

Role Profile

An accounts or finance assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business as well as assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. The main work for this role 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. Potential employers would be corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, public sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions.

Our Aim

About the Course

The programme is aimed at those starting a career in accountancy at entry level.  Apprentices will learn the basics of accounting.  Knowledge includes basic bookkeeping activities, using accounting software, costing and working effectively in finance.

Typical Job Roles

Junior Cashier
Data Entry
Clerk Accounts
Administrator Accounts Clerk

Entry Requirement

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements.


Apprentices will be required to take one of the professional qualifications listed below, as chosen by the employer to be most relevant to the job role:

  • AAT Foundation certificate in accounting (Level 2)
  • ACCA Certificate in financial and management accounting (level 2)
  • IAB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
  • ICB Level 2 certificate in bookkeeping
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