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Accounts/ Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

Start Date: 20th September 2021

Other start dates:

September 2021

Newcastle College Business 5
  • Length 1 year
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

Qualification Gained

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

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More about the course

Do you have a head for numbers? Are you looking for a career in finance?

The Finance/Accounts Assistant apprenticeship is an ideal starting point, offering you the chance to build a foundation of accounting knowledge and gain the skills needed to progress to employment or to further study.

You will develop your skills while assisting a team of accountants with junior accounting duties and you will learn basic bookkeeping activities; working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct and recording cash and data entry.

Classroom-based learners will attend Newcastle College Business Academy one full day per week and will experience a mix of both on-site and remote learning via the Teams platform. Learners will also be expected to complete additional coursework meeting the apprenticeship requirements of 20% off-job training.

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What can I do with a qualification in Business

Daily tasks:

  • Assesses and advises on factors affecting business performance.
  • Determines staffing levels appropriate for accounting activities.
  • Plans external and internal audit programmes, arranges for the collection and analysis of accounting, budgetary and related information, and manages the company.
  • Participates in the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans, assesses the implications for the organisation financial mechanisms and oversees their implementation.

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Newcastle College Business 2

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Daily tasks:

  • Produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.
  • Controls the recruitment and training of staff.
  • Examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold.

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Newcastle College Business 1

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£78,034 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
  • Interviews suppliers.
  • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
  • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers.
  • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.

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Newcastle College Business 12

Median Salary

£50,372 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.

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Newcastle College Business 10

Median Salary

£59,250 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stays abreast of relevant legislation, considers its impact on the organisation.
  • Considers alternative work procedures to improve productivity.
  • Examines and reports on company and departmental structures, chains of command, information flows, etc. and evaluates efficiency of existing operations.
  • Develops and administers salary, health and safety and promotion policies.
  • Undertakes industrial relations negotiations with employees.
  • Provides or arranges for provision of training courses.
  • Oversees the monitoring of employee performance and career development needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of job descriptions, drafts advertisements and interviews candidates.
  • Determines staffing needs.

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Newcastle College Business 11

Median Salary

£50,210 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures compliance with the statutory regulatory framework.
  • Preparing general reports and briefs on more complex cases for senior management.
  • Promotes financial services, establishes contact with the local business community and professional firms.
  • Authorises loans and mortgages in accordance with bank or building society policy.
  • Verifies that accounting, recording and information storage and retrieval procedures are adhered to.
  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities of financial institutions.

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£56,425 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

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Daily tasks:

  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.

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Median Salary

£29,503 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
  • Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
  • Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
  • Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.

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£29,440 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts investigations and advises management on financial aspects of productivity, stock holding, sales, new products, etc.
  • Prepares periodic accounts, budgetary reviews and financial forecasts.
  • Liaises with management and other professionals to compile budgets and other costs.
  • Evaluates financial information for management purposes.
  • Conducts financial investigations concerning insolvency, fraud, possible mergers, etc..
  • Prepares tax returns, advises on tax problems and contests disputed claim before tax official.
  • Audits accounts and book-keeping records.
  • Prepares financial documents and reports for management, shareholders, statutory or other bodies.
  • Plans and oversees implementation of accountancy system and policies.

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