Aligne Technologies Ltd

Accounts Assistant Apprentice AAT - Intermediate (Level 2)

Aligne Technologies Ltd (Employer)

Kaplan Financial (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £269.15
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday. Times TBC.
13 months (duration)
1 November 2021(start date)
Accounts or finance assistant (apprenticeship standard)
28 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Accountancy? Then look no further! Start your career today with a LEVEL 2 apprenticeship with Aligne Technologies and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience whilst working towards the AAT qualification.


  • Staff expenses – ensure timely coding, accurate VAT reclaim and prompt payment of staff expenses
  • Company credit cards – distributing monthly statements, ensuring claims are received in a timely fashion, and accurately processed to match spend
  • Dealing with expense queries – taking ownership of credit card requests and issues, and dealing with stakeholder queries within agreed SLAs
  • Supplier invoices – ensure timely processing, accurate VAT reclaim and prompt payment
  • New Supplier Accounts - carrying out compliance checks, setting up on our Accounting Systems, and maintaining the database
  • Reconciling of supplier statements on a monthly basis
  • Dealing with invoice queries – taking ownership of requests and issues, creating stakeholder goodwill by providing appropriate solutions in a timely manner and within agreed SLAs
  • Assisting with team leave cover
  • Supporting projects that are aimed at improving processes and controls, and creating more visibility to management
  • Assist members of the department with other administration functions when required

Future Prospects

The company is growing rapidly and as such there will be ample room for progression.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge and understanding of Ms Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail

Qualities Required

  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Proactive
  • Detail oriented
  • Good communicator
  • Adaptable
  • Team player

Qualifications Required

  • Maths GCSE / A level
  • English GCSE
  • Business/Economics/IT GCSE/ A level (preferred not required)

Training Provided

Foundation Certificate - AAT Level 2

Foundation covers the basic principles of accountancy, and is your starting point if you’ve never studied accountancy before. You’ll learn the basic principles of accountancy, such as double-entry bookkeeping, costing and preparing financial statements, as well as how to use accountancy software.

This level is ideal if you’re new to accountancy and finance, have previously worked in an accounts department, or are looking to change your career into accountancy.

To pass this level, you'll be examined on five units (also known as subjects), of which one includes the synoptic assessment. This tests the knowledge you have gained throughout the level, covering multiple (but not all) units. All assessments are computer-based exams (CBE).

The area you will cover include:

  • Bookkeeping transactions
  • Bookkeeping controls
  • Elements of costing
  • Using accounting software
  • Foundation Synoptic Assessment

The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be a successful Accounts/Finance Assistant, this includes, General Business, Ethical Standards, Communication, Attention to Detail and Professionalism. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.

The Knowledge areas of the standard will be covered through completion of the AAT qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.

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