About Accountancy

An Accounting Apprenticeship is the perfect starting point to a career in finance, without the expensive university fees. Having a good business brain as well as a way with numbers, is a good start if you want to work in Accounting. 

Job Roles in Accountancy vary depending on whether you are keeping track of one company’s accounts or a global corporation’s finances. This diverse range of activities makes accountancy an attractive profession to pursue. Whatever type of company you work for they will always need the services of an accountant; from large public sector companies and major corporations to football clubs and small media firms.

Accounting qualifications are offered by the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), who are the UK’s leading professional body offering skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications.

Accountancy Apprenticeships are made up of 3 core elements: NVQ in Accounting , Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Functional Skills.

What you’ll be doing

Dealing with sales invoices, income, receipts and payments. On a daily basis you will undertake various duties depending on your role and company including:

  • Arranging purchase orders
  • Preparing statements showing income and payments
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Preparing wages and managing claims for expenses
  • Helping to prepare annual accounts
  • Using computerised accounting systems and maintaining accurate records
  • providing administrative support to Accountants.

Who is it for?

Accountancy Apprenticeships are for anyone working in, or looking to work in a finance environment, such as:

  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Credit Control Clerk
  • Finance Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Sales Ledger Clerk

These positions are perfect for you if you enjoy working with numbers, have good communication skills, excellent attention to detail and an interest in business/finance.

Further Progression

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you may wish to progress onto further Accountancy qualifications, or depending on your job role Total People offer Apprenticeships in Team Leading and Management.