Accountancy Level 4 Apprenticeship

Accountancy Level 4 Apprenticeship

Professional Accountants are responsible for creating, and /or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information. This work is carried out to relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise your knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

An internationally recognised qualification, AAT is the go-to route for those looking to start an accounting career. This qualification ensures you are work-ready for this vital and in-demand role.

Delivery and assessment

There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship, which is called a Standard. This Standard includes:

A knowledge-based qualification

  • Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

  • On Programme Assessment

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Assessment of behaviours and skills

  • Systems and processes

  • Creating and interpreting financial data

  • Team working and collaboration

  • Planning and prioritisation

  • Communication, both independently and as part of a team within the organisation s standards

  • Applying accounting knowledge to consistently deliver high quality and accurate data

Functional Skills

  • Maths, English at Level 2

End-point assessment

  • Role simulation

  • Portfolio of evidence

Example job roles

There are many roles within this sector, at this level including: 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.

Pay and training

This apprenticeship will take aound 18-24 months to complete, depending on the needs of both you and your employer.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and ICT at grade 9 - 4 (A*- C) or be willing to undertake Functional Skills Level 2. You must also have successfully achieved AAT Level 3.

We do have to make sure that you have the potential to achieve the different elements that make up this qualification, and that you are working at the right level in your job. It may be a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments and skills exams.

Future career and study opportunities

You can progress your career and become a management accountant CIMA or a certified accountant ACCA.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.

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