OUR COURSE: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING
This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Accounting.
Total cost per candidate
Employer 5% contribution once Levy exhausted or Non Levy Employer£1,600.00
End Point Assessment Cost
(Paid by Kiwi)
Levy employers can use their funds to fully pay for this qualification
Non Levy employers pay 10% contribution (£900.00) and remaining 90% can be government funded. Please make an enquiry for further details
Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will have responsibility for creating, and / or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.
Examples of roles as a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician include, but are not limited to, Assistant Auditor, Assistant Management Accountant, Assistant Financial Accountant, Accounts Payable and Expenses Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Payroll Manager, Senior Bookkeeper, Senior Financial Officer, Tax Investigations Officer, Personal Tax Assistant and Business Tax Assistant.
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.
How will this course be taught?
This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by a Kiwi trainer, who will assess using observations, discussions, product evidence, assignments and witness statements. Trainers will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.
What are the career/progression opportunities?
- Junior Management Consultant Level 4
- Operation Departmental Management Level 5
Employers involved in creating the standard:
Baker Tilly, BDO, Costain, Dains, Deloitte, Government Finance Profession, Ernst & Young, Flemmings, Grant Thornton, Hall and Woodhouse, Harvey & Son, Hazlewoods LLP, Health Education East of England, Kingston Smith, KPMG, Lentells Chartered Accountants, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, NHS Employers, PwC, Solid State Solutions, Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING
Full funding is available for 16-18 year-olds. Funding may also be available for those 19+, however this based on prior attainment and on an individual basis. Please refer to Levy & Non Levy funding page.
The length of this apprenticeship should typically be 18 - 24 months.
The support that we have had from Kiwi has been better than any other training provider we have previously worked with. Their professionalism and industry knowledge is outstanding. Kerry Weir, Team Leader, Enham Trust
I have been very impressed with the apprentices Kiwi has recruited within our business. We have had three over the past two years and all have fitted in extremely well and contributed to our growing business. Dan Peachey, Commercial Director, Intonation Ltd
Great training and excellent flexibility around our business. Kiwi training assessors came out to see my staff at all odd hours as our carers don’t work 9-5 hours. We have had 15 staff complete and will be putting the next cohort through Kiwi too. Cindy Grant, Registered Manager, Squirrels Care Home
We previously used a college to deliver our hospitality courses to our staff, but we didn’t want to release our apprentices off site one day a week. Kiwi assessors came out and delivered on site. This helped with productivity and staff moral as our young staff didn’t want to sit in a classroom. Working well and very pleased with the results. Kelly Travers, Operations Director, Costa Coffee