Accounts assistant

Accounts assistant

Assist the team of accountants with junior accounting duties

An accounts assistant, also known as a finance assistant, is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. In this role, you’ll be responsible for assisting the team of accountants by undertaking junior accounting duties. These can vary depending on the team structure and size of business. Daily jobs could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, and recording of cash and data entry. This role will be available in almost any sector but potential employers could include corporate businesses, sole traders, partnerships, public sector, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions. You may work in-house for an organisation or an accountancy firm, bookkeeping practice, or shared service provider, or be self-employed or work on behalf of several different clients.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths and ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

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