This apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department, helping a business manage their money properly. So if you are good with numbers and have a business brain this apprenticeship could be for you. You could work in any industry and job roles are varied but whatever you choose accountancy is a highly skilled and respected profession with excellent employment prospects. Apprentices who qualify as accounting technicians will help accountants to keep financial records and prepare accounts. You’ll learn how to balance accounts, process invoices and payments, complete VAT returns, and prepare financial statements and reports for Sole Traders and Partnerships. You also study a number of essential skills with spreadsheets and the use of computerised accounting software. Depending on whether you work for a large or small company, you could be specialising in one area – like sales – or doing all these tasks as well as handling banking and petty cash. For the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Accounting you will also learn how to prepare detailed Management Accounting reports.
Unless you have previously studied AAT before you will start at Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship (AAT level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting)