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Accounts assistants are responsible for providing accounting and administrative support to the accountant or financial manager, or to other members of the accounts team.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
It is possible to become an accounts assistant without any formal qualifications beyond 5 grade 9 - 4 (A-C) GCSEs including English and Maths (or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals). But most companies will require a basic understanding of accountancy and bookkeeping, including knowledge of accounts software.
Many different courses and qualifications are available – these are just some of them:
Explore the progression opportunities below